Displaying open space within building footprint

Discussion created by dakaye on Apr 18, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 19, 2013 by MBuehler-esristaff
I have a building footprint that shows the setback area as open-space (green space), however depending on the shape of the building, I want to remainder of the building footprint to become open space as well. Is there any way to do this? I have included an image which hopefully explains what I want to do.


My code is:

Parcel -->  #create parcel from outline
 setback (distanceStreet)
  { street.front: OpenSpace | remainder: SubParcel}

SubParcel --> #divide parcel into subparcel for open space and building space designation
 setback (distanceBuilding)
  { street.back: OpenSpace | street.left : OpenSpace | street.right : OpenSpace | remainder: Footprint}
OpenSpace -->
 color ("#77ff77")