The steps are currently wood treads with a mix of block and stone underneath. The homeowners would like to rebuild the stairs due to termite damage mostly in the same configuration but of all concrete. Consultations with a plan checker have brought up application of CBC 704.8 which he feels may apply to the stairs and require them to be set back 24'' front the lot line. As a result of allowing a 12'' projection into the 3 ft distance of disallowed openings. The side yard is only 4 ft wide so a 2 ft stair is not workable.
I have questions whether 704.2 applies to this situation although 1024.3 seems more relevant but that would require a 10 foot setback.
Any one here have thoughts on this?