The setting of a house – how it is located on and sized to fit a lot – should also be compatible with the rest of the historic district. Most homes in Norhill are one or two stories in height and set back 10 feet from the street. Garages or carports are detached, located behind the house at the rear half of the lot, and accessed via driveways.

When considering a building project within the Norhill Historic District, please refer to this chart. It shows which setting-related elements are compatible and which are not. Definitions of common terms can be found in the glossary.

Norhill blockfaces setbacks
Compatible Incompatible
  • Located to the side of the house
  • Parking pads in front of the building
Garages and Carports
  • Located in rear half of the lot
  • Attached to the building
  • In front of the house
  • One or two stories
  • Finished attic space with dormers
  • Three or more stories
Front setback
  • 10-foot front setbacks
  • Any setback inconsistent with the containing blockface