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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 Preservation Commission.   Limited Height Districts NYC The Limited Height districts are indicated on the Zoning Maps. These...

Base Plane Definition NYC Zoning

A base plane is an imaginary horizontal plane that determines the elevation from which a building's height is measured. There are multiple ways to calculate a base plane outlined in the NYC Zoning Resolution.   Base Plane Definition The following is based on the New York City Zoning...

Architect Youtube Channel Jorge Fontan

Architect Youtube Channel Jorge Fontan

  I am Jorge Fontan an architect and owner of Fontan Architect a New York Architecture Firm. I have been blogging about architecture since 2016 and I have now launched a Youtube Channel.   Jorge Fontan Architect Youtube Channel I posted my first Youtube Video around 10 years before...

Aggregate Width of Street Walls

  The aggregate width of street walls is a term used in the NYC Zoning Resolution. This width is the total combined width of all walls within 50 feet of a street line.   Aggregate Width of Street Walls The Aggregate Width of Street Walls is a zoning term...