NYC Zoning

Density

Zoning Basics: Density Factor

Density Factor is a zoning term for the maximum allowable number of residential units one can develop on a property. The allowable residential square footage of the building is divided by the density factor to determine the allowable number of units. These factors vary in...

Floor Area Ratio NYC

Zoning Basics: Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is the ratio of the maximum buildable area to the area of its zoning lot. This is a formula that determines how many square feet on can develop on a property as per zoning regulations. The lot area is multiplied by...

Quality Housing Program NYC

Quality Housing Program NYC

The quality Housing Program is a set of zoning regulations that intend to maintain the existing character of neighborhoods by giving incentives to developers with higher building floor areas. Quality Housing is mandatory  in R6 through R10 contextual zoning districts and optional in all other...

NYC Zoning Variance

Zoning Variance NYC

A Zoning Variance is a special approval to develop a property in a manner that does not completely conform with the Zoning Regulations. Zoning Variances are typically issued when a property has a unique condition that causes a hardship on the owners ability to develop...

R6A Small Zoning Lot

Small Zoning Lots in NYC

Small Zoning Lots in NYC are residential zoning lots where the area of the lot is less then the minimum required by code or where the width of the property is less then that required by code. If a residential property is a small zoning...

R6A Zoning NYC

R6A Zoning NYC Residential

This post is going to be discussing the basics of R6A Zoning in New York City. R6A is a subdistrict of R6 Zoning, and is considered a contextual district.   R6A Zoning  R6A is a medium density residential zoning district. Similar to R6B Zoning, R6A is a contextual district....

Contextual Zoning

Contextual Zoning Districts in NYC

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...

R1 Zoning NYC R1-1,

R1 Zoning NYC, Single Family Zoning

R1 Zoning is a single family zoning district in New York City. You can only build single family residences in R1 zoning. Two family and multi family is not allowed. You can, as in all residential zoning districts, build community facilities as an option these...