NYC Zoning Handbook:
Residential Districts: R2X

The R2X district allows large single-family detached houses on lots as narrow as 30 feet in width. The FAR is 0.85 with an attic allowance of up to 0.17 FAR. The higher FAR and more liberal yard requirements permit buildings with greater bulk than in any other single-family residence district. As in all detached and semi-detached residence districts, one parking space is required for each house. The R2X district is compatible with housing prevalent in parts of the Special Ocean Parkway District and can only be mapped within that district.

Basic Data

R2X: Single-family detached residences

Minimum lot size:
2,850 square feet lot area;
30 foot lot width
Maximum FAR: 0.85 plus 0.17 attic allowance
Maximum lot coverage: controlled by yards
Minimum lot area per DU: 2,850 square feet
Maximum DUs per acre: 15
Front yard: 15 feet minimum
Side yards: (2 required) 10 feet total
(minimum); 2 feet minimum; 8 feet
minimum between buildings
Maximum building height: 35 feet;
perimeter wall height 21 feet
Required parking: One space per dwelling unit

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