NYC Zoning Handbook:
Commercial Districts: C6

C6 districts are zoned for a wide range of high bulk commercial uses requiring a central location. Most C6 districts are in Manhattan and provide for corporate headquarters, large hotels, entertainment facilities, retail stores and some residential development in mixed buildings.

C6-1A is a non-contextual district mapped in regional centers (Downtown Jamaica, for example). The designation includes the same bulk provision as C6-1, but imposes parking requirements appropriate for areas outside of Manhattan. All other C6 districts are exempt from parking requirements.

C-2A is a contextual commercial district which is the equivalent of an R8A contextual district. It is currently mapped in Greenwich Village, and near Union Square in Manhattan.

C6-3A and C6-4A are medium bulk contextual commercial districts equivalent to R9A and R10A residential districts, respectively.

C6: General Central commercial district

General commercial district outside central business district

C6-1 Commercial FAR: 6.0
(to 7.2 with bonus)
Residential FAR: 0.87 to 3.44*
(R7 equivalent)

Regional subcenters
C6-1ACommercial FAR: 6.0
(to 9.0 with bonus)
Residential FAR: 2.0 to 2.4
(R6 equivalent)
Parking: one space for every 4,000 square feet of
office space or one space for every 1,000 square
feet of commercial space if this requirement would
result in more than 100 spaces

General commercial district outside central business district
C6-2 Commercial FAR: 6.0
(to 7.2 with bonus)
Residential FAR: 0.94 to 6.02**
(R8 equivalent)

Contextual commercial district outside central business district
C6-2A Commercial FAR: 6.0
Residential FAR: 6.02
(R8A equivalent)

General commercial district outside central business district
C6-3 Commercial FAR: 6.0
(to 7.2 with bonus)
Residential FAR: 0.99 to 7.52
(R9 equivalent)

Contextual commercial district inside the central business district
C6-3A Commercial FAR: 6.0
Residential FAR: 7.52
(R9A equivalent)

Medium bulk office districts
C64
C6-5
C6-8
Commercial FAR: 10.0
(to 12.0 with bonus)
Residential FAR: 10.0
(to 12.0 with bonus) (R10 equivalent)

Contextual commercial district
C6-4A Commercial FAR: 10.0
Residential FAR: 10.0
(to 12.0 with lower-income housing)
(R10A equivalent)

High bulk office districts
C6-6
C6-7
C6-9
Commercial FAR: 15.0
(to 18.0 with bonus)
Residential FAR: 10.0
(to 12.0 with bonus)
(R10 equivalent)

Special Midtown District Maximum FAR:
C6-4.5
C6-5.5
C6-6.5
12.0 (to 14.4 with bonus)
C6-7T 14.0 (to 16.8 with bonus)

* Residential FAR of 4.0 permitted under Quality Housing on wide streets outside the Manhattan Core.

** Residential FAR of 7.2 permitted under Quality Housing on wide streets outside the Manhattan Core.

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