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Special Midtown District Zoning NYC

  Special Midtown District   Special Midtown Zoning Districts Overlap with the Special Transit Land Use District Overlap with the Special Clinton District Subdistricts Penn Center Subdistrict Theater Subdistrict Fifth Avenue Subdistrict Preservation Subdistrict East Midtown Subdistrict Grand Central Transit Improvement Zone Subarea Northern Subarea Other Transit...

Qualifying Ground Floor

A Qualifying Ground Floor is a building who's second floor is at least 13 feet above curb level. The NYC Zoning Resolution has certain code benefits for these types of buildings.   Qualifying Ground Floor In New York City Zoning the Qualifying Ground Floor only applies too residential...

Plaza Bonus NYC Zoning

In NYC developing a public plaza can result in a zoning bonus allowing additional floor area for a building in certain zoning districts. The Zoning District will determine if this option is available and what extend of bonus will be allowed.   NYC Zoning Plaza Bonus   What Is...

Open Space Ratio

Open Space Ratio is a Zoning term for the amount of open area on a zoning lot in the form of a percentage relative to the building square footage. A 10,000 square foot building with an Open Space Ration of 20% would have 2,000 square...

Non-Conforming vs Non-Complying Zoning

In Zoning a Non-Conforming Use is a legal existing use that does not conform with the allowed Zoning Uses for its district. A Non Complying Building is a legal existing building who's bulk does not comply with the Zoning District's Bulk Requirements for example floor...

Manhattan Core Zoning

The Manhattan Core is a Zoning Term in reference to the areas of Manhattan in Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.   Manhattan Core The Manhattan Core is a used in Zoning to distinguish parts of Manhattan for special regulations. Specifically New York...

Lower Density Growth Management Area

The Lower Density Growth Management Areas are certain zoning districts within Staten island and Part of The Bronx where additional zoning codes exist to limit development and prevent an increase to the density of the neighborhoods. This is meant to limit what was considered "over...

Lot Coverage Definition NYC Zoning

Lot Coverage is a Zoning term for the amount of lot area a building occupies. The lot coverage is normally shown in the form of a percentage and is calculated by dividing the applicable building footprint by the lot area and multiplying by 100.   Lot Coverage...

Tribeca Loft Apartment

Special Tribeca Loft Regulations

The Special Tribeca Mixed Use District (TMU) has special rules governing the size and configuration of Lofts with regards to enlarging, extending, combining, and subdividing lofts. These rules will supersede the Zoning Codes of the Underlying District.   Special Tribeca Mixed Use District The Zoning Code uses a...

Limited Height District NYC

In New York City a Limited Height District (LH) is a district where building heights are limited. This applies to buildings and other structures and is set by the Landmarks Planning Commission.   Limited Height Districts NYC The Limited Height districts are indicated on the Zoning Maps. These...