Aggregate Width of Street Walls

by | Nov 29, 2019 | NYC Zoning


The aggregate width of street walls is a term used in the NYC Zoning Resolution. This width is the total combined width of all walls within 50 feet of a street line.


Aggregate Width of Street Walls

The Aggregate Width of Street Walls is a zoning term found in the NYC Zoning Resolution. It is calculated as the total sum of all the Street Walls within 50 feet of the Street Line. The dimension is measured as a projection to the street line. Walls at an angle would be projected onto the Street Line.


Why Does Street Wall Width Matter?

The NYC Zoning Resolution has multiple references to the Aggregate Width of Street Walls. This number can affect issues such as: Side Yard requirements in certain cases and allowed Street Wall Location.


Aggregate Width of Street Walls Zoning Resolution

As an architect, I study Building and Zoning Codes closely, but these are complicated and quite involved issues. In this article, we reviewed some of the basic concepts with regards to Aggregate Width of Street Walls in the NYC Zoning Code. This post does not assume to cover every possible issue or condition, but provide a general overview of the topic.


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Jorge Fontan
Jorge Fontan

This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 15 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.