The Build-To Requirement – A Different Sort of “Setback”

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 16, 2018

Pieces of land have zoning regulations that dictate what you can put on the site and where you can put it on the site. The most common regulation is the setback, which tells you how far from the edge of the property you can put […]

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Douglas County Zoning Front Setback Variance Example Drawing

by evstudio January 17, 2010

The Santa Fe-style home we designed for Paul & Judy Albers in Roxborough State Park provided us with a challenging site.  Due to the deep drainage ditch in the rear portion our building envelope was very shallow and we submitted to Douglas County Zoning for […]

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City of Denver Individual Lot As-Built Setback Verification

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 27, 2009

Denver has added new rules for 2009 requiring verification of setback conformance for any one or two family dwelling. Where it is designed to be built within 1′-0″ of the setback, the building department requires a site plan indicating dimensions of the outside face of […]

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