In some cases a geotechnical engineer may recommend structural setbacks greater than the Town’s minimum setback requirements to provide a safe distance from the bank of a creek channel or bottom of a potentially hazardous landslide area. On residential projects that require a use permit or subdivision approval, the conditions of project approval may include additional setbacks to address scenic corridor issues or mitigation measures from an environmental study.
For two-story buildings, the minimum side yard setback shall be increased by one additional foot for each foot of "end wall" height greater than 20-feet. End wall height is the maximum vertical height from finished grade to outer roof surface at the side yard (Design Guidelines SFR2.6).
For more information, please refer to the Town of Moraga Design Guidelines document.