Building Line

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Building Line

A line that a Municipal Corporation establishes, beyond which no building may extend to ensure that its streets will appear uniform.

A building line is also known as the "set back" requirement.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In this example, a 12-meter setback line theme is created (shown as a light dashed line).
The addition hugs the setback line on the northwest side of the property aligning with the original.
A tubular structure is placed perpendicular to the two gables, an organic volume cantilevers out over the existing foundations to meet the zoning setback line and a folding metal roof cranks and undulates across the house, appearing to be pulled up and distorted by the gables below.
The fronts of many suburban homes were built directly on the setback line. This gave communities block after block of uniformity and the biggest possible back yards.
The state had enacted a 40-foot setback line shortly before Frederic, but local governments were given the option of administering the law themselves, and Gulf Shores elected to do so.
Then, in 1988, the South Carolina legislature established a setback line on the state's beaches.