NYC Zoning Handbook:
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Accessory use 128(Def.)
Air rights (see Development rights)
Amenities, public 3, 75, 92, 111-117, 121
Apartment distribution 68-72
Arcades 3, 64, 75, 113-114, 117, 128 (Def.)
through block 137 (Def.)
As-of-right development 5, 6, 101, 113, 115-116, 126
Attic allowance 8, 14-24, 68-69, 107, 128 (Def.)
Authorization 6, 16, 20, 30, 93-94, 128 (Def.)
Automotive and other heavy commercial services 3, 75, 90

Base plane 128 (Def.)
Basement 70, 128 (Def.)
Block 128 (Def.)
Bonus (see also Inclusionary Housing) 2, 75, 92, 121-122
floor area 2,7,75,82-85, 109, 112, 114-115, 117, 121
plaza 2,7-8, 64, 75, 92, 115, 117, 122
public amenities 75, 92, 112, 114-115, 117
Borough Boards 6, 118-119
Borough President 5, 6, 118-119, 121, 126
Building 3-4, 5, 8, 68-73, 92, 100, 104, 129 (Def.)
commercial 129 (Def.)
loft 94, 105, 114, 132 (Def.)
mixed 75, 84, 86, 129 (Def.)
size 3, 68-73, 93
Building envelope 8, 32-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66-68, 108-109, 129 (Def.)
Building height 4, 8-9, 14-28, 32-34, 38-40, 44-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66-68, 92, 106, 111, 113-114, 116
Buildings,Department of Preface, 109, 118
Bulk regulations (see also specific districts) 2-3, 5-6, 8, 28, 34, 68-73, 75, 92, 106, 111, 113-114, 116, 123-124, 126-127, 129 (Def.), 142-143
Business Relocation Assistance Corporation (BRAC) 105

Cellar 70, 73, 129 (Def.)
Certification 6, 112, 115, 129 (Def.)
City Charter Preface, 6, 118-119
City Clerk 119
City Council Preface, 119-121, 126
City Council Land Use Committee 6, 118-119
City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) 118-119, 121
City Planning Commission Preface, 5-6, 16, 20, 30, 82, 93-94, 101, 105, 109-112, 114-121, 126
City Planning, Department of 6, 119
Clean Air Act of 1970 102
Columnar chart 124
Commercial building (see Building)

Commercial districts (see also District)
C1 75-78, 109
C1-1 75-77
C1-2 75-77
C1-3 75-77
Cl-4 75-77
Cl-5 75-77
C1-6 75-77
C1-6A 75-76
C1-7 75-77
C1-7A 75-76
C1-8 75-77
C1-8A 75-77
C1-8X 75-77
C1-9 75-77
C1-9A 75-77
C2 75, 78-79, 109
C2-1 75, 78-79
C2-2 75, 78-79
C2-3 75, 78-79
C2-4 75, 78-79
C2-5 75, 78-79
C2-6 75, 78-79
C2-6A 75, 78-79
C2-7 75, 78-79
C2-7A 75, 78-79
C2-7X 75, 78-79
C2-8 75, 78-79
C2-8A 75, 78-79
C3 75, 80-81
C4 75, 82-83
C4-1 75, 82
C4-2 75, 82-83
C4-2A 75, 82
C4-2F 75, 82
C4-3 75, 82
C4-3A 75, 82
C4-4 75, 82
C4-4A 75, 82-83
C4-5 75, 82
C4-5A 75, 82-83
C4-5X 75, 82-83
C4-6 75, 82-83
C4-6A 75, 82-83
C4-7 75, 82-83
C4-7A 75, 82-83
C5 75, 84-85
C5-1 75, 84-85
C5-1A 75, 84
C5-2 75, 82, 84
C5-2.5 75, 84-85
C5-2A 75, 84-85
C5-3 75, 84-85, 92
C5-4 75, 82, 84
C5-5 75, 84-85
C5-P 75, 84-85
C6 75, 86-87
C6-1 75, 86
C6-1A 75, 86, 109
C6-1G 75, 86, 105
C6-2 75, 86
C6-2A 75, 86-87
C6-2G 75, 86, 105
C6-2M 75, 86, 105
C6-3 75, 86-87
C6-3A 75, 86-87
C6-4 75, 82-87
C6-4.5 75, 86-87
C6-4A 75, 86-87
C6-4M 75, 86, 105
C6-5 75, 82, 86-87
C6-5.5 75, 86-87
C6-6 75, 86-87
C6-6.5 75, 86-87
C6-7 75, 86-87
C6-7T 75, 86-87
C6-8 75, 82, 86-87
C6-9 75, 86-87
C7 75, 88-89
C8 75, 88,90-91, 101
C8-1 75, 90
C8-2 75, 90
C8-3 75, 90
C8-4 75, 90

Commercial overlay (see District)
Commercial use (see Use)
Community Boards 6, 118-119
Community districts 54, 102, 105, 126
Community facilities 3, 7,54, 101, 122, 129 (Def.)
auxiliary 107
local 107
parking 103
regional 107
size 8, 101
Comprehensive plan 1
Confiscation without due process 6
Court (yard) 45, 130 (Def.)
Cultural Affairs, Department of 105
Curb cuts (see also Parking) 7, 8, 26, 32, 69, 102, 108, 111, 117
Curb level 130 (Def.)

Density (see also specific districts) 4, 7-9, 28, 34, 68-73, 75, 106, 110, 117, 124, 130 (Def.)
Development 130 (Def.)
Development rights (air rights) 2, 109-110, 114-115, 117, 121, 130 (Def.)
District 3, 124- 126
commercial 3, 75-92, 110, 123, 129 (Def.), 145-149
contextual 75-79, 82-85, 146, 149
overlay 75-79, 109-110, 114, 127, 129 (Def.), 146-147
contextual 7-9, 109, 124, 140-141, 143-144, 146-147, 149
lower density 7-8, 14-19, 22-27,32, 68-69, 106-108, 122
medium & higher density 7-9, 38-41, 44-49, 52-57, 60-63, 66-67, 72-73, 101-106, 122
limited height 9, 132 (Def.)
manufacturing 3, 93-100, 110, 123, 133 (Def.), 150-151
non-contextual 7, 9, 10-13, 16-17, 20-21, 30-31, 36-37, 42-43, 50-51, 58-59, 64-65, 70-71, 76-92, 94-100, 142, 147-148
residence 3,4, 7-73, 110, 123, 135 (Def.), 140-144
District regulations (see specific districts)
District symbols 124
Dwelling unit (see specific districts) 3, 4, 9, 28, 34, 68-73, 130 (Def.)

Enlargement 5, 103, 108, 112-113, 116, 120, 131 (Def.)
Environmental Control Board 118
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 118
Environmental Protection, Department of 118
Estimate, Board of Preface
Euclid vs. Ambler, Village of 1
Extension 131 (Def.)

Floor area (see specific districts) 34, 8-9, 68-73, 92-93, 100, 103, 105, 107, 131 (Def.), 147-149, 151
Floor area ratio (FAR) (see specific districts) 3, 7-9, 28, 34, 68-72, 75, 92-93, 100, 109, 111, 115, 131 (Def.)

Garages (see Parking)
Garden apartments (see Residence)
General large-scale development (see Large-scale development)

Health, Department of 118
Health-related facilities (see Community facilities)
Height and setback regulations (see specific districts) 1, 4, 7, 14-20, 28-30, 68-73, 75, 92-93, 106, 113
Height factor 7-9, 131 (Def.)
Historic districts 113, 117
Housing Preservation & Development, Department of (HPD) 109

Incentive zoning (see also Bonus) 2, 110-117, 122
Inclusionary Housing 64-66, 83-84, 109, 114, 122-123
Index of Uses 125-126
Infill housing 28-29, 34-35, 102, 112-113

Joint living-work quarters for artists 93-94, 105, 114, 132 (Def.)

Landmarks (see also Development rights) 109, 115, 121
Large-scale development 110
community facility 110, 132 (Def.)
general 110, 132 (Def.)
residential 110, 132 (Def.)
Loading berths 5, 100, 104
Loft building (see Building)
Loft conversions 93-95, 105, 122
Lot (see also Zoning lot) 34, 8, 68-73, 92, 100
corner 38-40, 44-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66, 133 (Def.)
depth 133 (Def.)
interior 38-40, 44-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66-68, 72, 92, 133 (Def.)
through lot 38-40, 44-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66, 133 (Def.)
split 133 (Def.)
Lot area 10-34, 68-73, 92, 100, 132 (Def.), 141
per dwelling unit 4, 9, 14-34, 38-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66, 68-69, 72-73, 106, 132(Def.)
per room 4, 9, 36, 42, 50, 58, 64, 70, 106, 132 (Def.)
Lot coverage 3-4, 7-8, 14-34, 38-40, 44-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66, 73, 76-78, 84, 106, 113
Lot line 3, 8, 68-69, 133 (Def.)
front 133 (Def.)
rear 69, 133 (Def.)
side 8, 18, 68-69, 133 (Def.)
Lot width 10-34, 52-54, 60-62, 133 (Def.), 141
Lower density contextual zoning (see also Zoning) 7, 8, 106-108

Manhattan Core 9, 50, 83, 87, 133 (Def.)

Manufacturing districts (see also District)
M1 93-95, 96, 101, 103, 113, 116
M1-1 93-95, 100, 112
M1-2 93-95
M1-3 93-95
M1-4 93-95
M1-5 93-95
M1-5A 93-94, 105
M1-5B 93-94, 105
M1-5M 93-94, 105
M1-6 93-95,
M1-6M 93-94, 105
M1-D 93-94
M1-1D 93-94
M1-2D 93-94
M1-3D 93-94
M1-4D 93-94
M1-SD 93-94
M2 93, 96-97
M2-1 93, 96-97
M2-2 93, 96
M2-3 93, 96
M2-4 93, 96
M3 93, 98-99
M3-1 93, 98-99
M3-2 93, 98

Manufacturing use (see Use)
Mayor 118-119
Mixed building (see Building)
Mixed use 112-117, 122, 146

New York General City Law, Section 20 1
New York Multiple Dwelling Law 64
Non-complying building 5, 116, 123, 134 (Def.)
Non-conforming use 5, 118, 123, 134 (Def.)
Non-profit hospital staff dwelling 134 (Def.)

Office development 2, 75, 84-87, 92-93, 105, 111-112
Open space 2-4, 7, 36, 64, 68, 70-71, 93, 111, 122, 134 (Def.)
Open space ratio (OSR) 4, 7-12, 36, 42, 50, 58, 64, 70-71, 75, 102, 104, 108, 110, 116-117

Parking regulations (see specific districts) 2-3, 5, 7-8, 28, 69-70, 75, 92, 102-104, 106, 108, 122-127
commercial uses (see specific districts) 75, 102-104, 117
community facility uses 102-104
garages 68-73, 102-105, 107
accessory 68-69, 102-103, 107
public parking 102, 135 (Def.)
group parking facilities 28-66, 70-73, 102, 104, 131 (Def.)
loading regulations 75, 94-100, 102, 122-123
location 104
manufacturing uses (see specific districts) 102-104
maximum number of spaces permitted 69, 71, 73, 100, 102-104
off-site parking 104
off-street parking 5, 75, 102, 104, 110, 116, 118, 120
accessory 68-70, 94, 103
public parking lot 102, 135 (Def.)
residence uses (see specific districts) 7, 102-104
side yard driveway (side lot ribbon) 68-69, 108, 135 (Def.)
Performance standards 5, 90, 93-96, 98, 113
Perimeter wall 4, 8, 14-24, 28, 68, 106, 134 (Def.)
Plaza (see also Bonus) 3, 64, 115, 117, 122, 134 (Def.)
Ports and Trade, Department of 118
Public hearing 56, 118-119, 121

Quality Housing 9, 36-66, 72-73, 83, 87, 102, 122-123

Railroad or transit air space 135 (Def.)
Residence 135 (Def.)
apartment building 16, 20, 26-30, 34, 38-66, 70-71
attached 16, 20, 26-28, 34, 107, 128 (Def.)
detached 7-9, 12-26, 32, 107, 130 (Def.)
garden apartments 7, 16, 20, 30-32
rowhouses 7-8, 16, 20-21, 26-27, 30-33, 40, 54, 106, 108
semi-detached 7, 8, 16, 22, 26, 32, 68-69, 107, 135 (Def.)
zero lot line 18, 22, 26,32, 68, 72, 138 (Def.)

Residence districts (see also District)
R1 7, 10-11, 76-79, 101-102
R1-1 10, 76-79, 101-102
R1-2 10, 76-79, 101-102
R2 7, 12-13, 76-79, 101-102, 107
R2X 7-8, 14-15, 76-79, 101-102, 106-108
R3 7-8, 16-18, 77, 101-102
R3-1 7-8, 16-18, 22, 76-79, 101-102, 106-108
R3-2 7-8, 16-18, 20,30, 76-79, 80, 101-102
R3A 7, 18-19, 24, 76-79, 101-102, 106-108
R4 7-8, 20-21, 26, 28, 30, 76-79, 101-102
R4-1 7-8, 22-23, 68-69, 76-79, 101-102, 106-108
R4A 7-8, 24-25, 76-79, 101-102, 106-108
R4B 7-8, 26-27, 32, 101-102, 106-108
R5 7-8, 30-31, 34,36, 76-79, 82, 113, 101-102
R5B 7-8, 32-33, 76-79, 101-102, 106-108
R6 7, 9, 36-38, 70-72, 76-79, 82, 86, 101-103, 112, 116,
R6A 8, 38-39, 72-73, 76-79, 82, 101-103
R6B 8, 40-41, 76-79, 101-103
R7 7, 9, 42-44, 50, 76-79, 82, 86, 101-103
R7-1 7, 42, 76-79, 101-103, 109
R7-2 7, 42, 76-79, 101-103, 109
R7A 8, 42, 44-46, 48, 76-79,83, 101-103
R7B 8, 42, 46-47, 76-79, 101-103
R7X 8, 48-49, 56, 76-79, 83, 101-103
R8 7, 9, 50-52, 54, 76-79, 86, 101-103
R8A 8, 50, 52-54, 76-79, 86-87, 101-103
R8B 8, 54-55, 76-79, 101-103
R8X 8, 56-57, 76-79, 103, 112
R9 7, 58-60, 76-79, 86-87, 101-103
R9A 8, 60-62, 76-79, 86-87, 101-103
R9X 8, 62-63, 76-79, 101-103
R10 7-8, 64-66, 76-79, 83, 87, 101-103, 109
R10A 8, 66-67, 76-79, 83-84, 86-87, 101-103, 109
R10-H 9, 64

Residential use (see Use)
Restrictive declarations (restrictive covenants) 2, 109-110
Retail 3, 75-76, 84, 93-94, 111-114, 117
Rooms (see Zoning rooms)

Side lot ribbon (see Parking)
Signs 5, 93, 111-113, 115, 117
advertising 136 (Def.)
business 136 (Def.)
flashing 136 (Def.)
illuminated 136 (Def.)
Sky exposure plane (front) 4, 8, 38-40, 44-48, 52-56, 60-62, 66, 72, 92, 113, 136(Def.)
rear 4, 8, 38, 72, 136 (Def.)
Special permit 5, 9, 64, 82, 93-94, 101, 105, 110, 112-118, 120-121, 123, 126

Special Zoning Districts 111-117, 123, 152
Special Atlantic Avenue District 111, 152
Special Battery Park City District 111, 152
Special Bay Ridge District 111, 152
Special City Island District 111, 152
Special Clinton District 111, 152
Special Coney Island Mixed Use District 112, 152
Special Franklin Street Mixed Use District 112, 152
Special Fulton Mall District 112, 152
Special Garment Center District 112, 152
Special Grand Concourse District 112, 152
Special Greenwich Street Development District 112-113, 152
Special Hillsides Preservation District 113, 152
Special Hunters Point Mixed Use District 113, 152
Special Jacob K. Javits Convention Center District 113, 152
Special Limited Commercial District 113, 152
Special Lincoln Square District 113-114, 152
Special Little Italy District 114, 152
Special Lower Manhattan Mixed Use District 94, 105, 114, 152
Special Madison Avenue Preservation District 114, 152
Special Manhattan Bridge District 114, 152
Special Manhattan Landing Development District 114, 152
Special Midtown District 85, 87, 114-115, 152
Fifth Avenue Subdistrict 114-115, 152
Preservation Subdistrict 114-115, 152
Theatre Subdistrict 114-115, 152
Special Natural Area District 115, 152
Special Northside Mixed Use District 115-116, 152
Special Ocean Parkway District 14, 116, 152
Special Park Improvement District 116, 152
Special Planned Community Preservation District 116, 152
Special Scenic View District 116, 152
Special Sheepshead Bay District 116-117, 152
Special South Richmond Development District 117, 152
Special South Street Seaport District 117, 152
Special Transit Land Use District 117, 152
Special Union Square District 117, 152
Special United Nations Development District 117, 152

Spot zoning 6
Standards and Appeals, Board of 5-6, 104, 118, 120, 126
State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) 118
Story 137 (Def.)
Street 137 (Def.)
narrow 36-48, 52-56, 60-62,92, 137 (Def.)
wide 9, 36-38, 42-56, 60-62, 66, 72, 83, 87,92, 137 (Def.)
Street line 4, 8, 137 (Def.)
Street wall 16, 20, 28-34, 38, 44, 48, 52-56, 60-62, 66, 76-78, 84, 106, 109, 111, 113-114, 116-117, 137 (Def.)

Theaters 105, 115, 122
Tower provisions 2,4, 7-8, 48, 56, 92, 122

Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) 118-119, 121
Urban design 110-113, 115-117, 122-123
Use 1-3, 5, 69, 71, 102, 120, 122, 124, 126-127, 137 (Def.)
commercial 3, 5, 75-94, 102-105, 111-114, 116-117, 123, 129 (Def.), 145
community facility 75, 93-94, 101-103, 112-114, 116, 122, 129 (Def.)
manufacturing 3, 5, 93-100, 102, 104-105, 111-116, 123, 134 (Def.), 150
residential 3, 75, 93-94, 102, 105, 111-117, 123, 135 (Def.), 140, 146
Use groups 3, 69, 71, 75, 90, 93-94, 100, 112, 122, 124-126, 138 (Def.)

Variances 6, 119-120, 123

Waterfront 3, 75, 80, 96-98, 111, 116, 122
Window, legally required 132 (Def.)

Yard regulations (see specific districts) 4, 28, 68-73, 75, 92-93, 100, 106-107, 138 (Def.), 144
front 7-8, 28, 68, 107-108, 116, 138 (Def.)
rear 4, 68, 70, 72-73, 138 (Def.)
side 28, 68-69, 107, 138 (Def.)

Zero lot line building (see Building)
Zoning
administration 118-121
amendments 7-9, 101, 109, 118-120, 122-123
contextual (see also District) 2, 7-9, 106-109, 122, 129 (Def.)
envelope (see Building envelope)
incentives (see Incentive zoning)
lot (see also Lot) 138 (Def.)
maps 3, 6, 74, 118-119, 123, 127, 138 (Def.)
resolution of 1916 1-2, 122
resolution of 1961 2, 101, 105, 109, 122
format 123, 126

 

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