Contextual Zoning

Contextual Zoning Districts in NYC

(Last Updated On: September 16, 2018)

Contextual Zoning is an attempt to make certain neighborhoods more uniform in their size and shape of their buildings. Below is a list to residential and commercial contextual zoning districts.


Contextual Zoning in NYC

Contextual Zoning are certain zoning subdistricts that have additional requirements. The goal is to promote uniformity in the buildings developed in these areas.


Residential Contextual Zoning Districts

In most residential contextual districts the Quality Housing Program regulations are mandatory.



Commercial Contextual Zoning Districts

Contextual commercial districts have residential equivalent zoning that is also contextual.

  • C1-6A
  • C1-7A
  • C1-8A
  • C1-8X
  • C1-9A
  • C2-6A
  • C2-7A
  • C2-7X
  • C2-8A
  • C3A
  • C4-2A
  • C4-3A
  • C4-4A
  • C4-4D
  • C4-4L
  • C4-5A
  • C4-5D
  • C4-5X
  • C4-6A
  • C4-7A
  • C5-1A
  • C5-2A
  • C6-1A
  • C6-2A
  • C6-3A
  • C6-3D
  • C6-3X
  • C6-4A
  • C6-4X

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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