NCARB practice Exam Explanation

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Yes, I think NCARB's answer here is 100% wrong.  You don't use the setback to calculate the FAR.  The FAR is calculated using the entire site area.  Then you try to get as many sf to fit inside the setback, at the max height allowed by zoning.  This question is complicated the fact that it's saying the setback change for different heights.  What does the zoning say is the max height for residential in this zoning?

    The tallest building (even with the increased setbacks) will be biggest sf.

    I'd take up this issue with NCARB.  Hope this helps!

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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    Paige Omberg (Edited )

    I also had the same thoughts on this question!

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