NYC Zoning

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Residential Buildings in Commercial Zoning NYC

Can you build a residential building in a commercial zoning district in NYC? In most cases you can build a residential building in a commercial zoning district in New York City. With a few exceptions, the majority of commercial zoning districts have a "Residential District Equivalent" zone....

R8 Zoning NYC

R8 Zoning NYC

R8 Zoning in NYC is considered a "high density" residential zoning district. R8 Zoning is found commonly in the Manhattan and the Bronx as well in parts of Brooklyn. There are also commercial districts that have an equivalent Residential Zone of R8. This article will...

R7 Zoning

R7 Zoning NYC Residential District

R7 is a medium density residential zoning district. R7 Zoning is found commonly in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. This article will focus on basic R7 Zoning districts including R7-1 Zoning & R7-2 Zoning. We will not be going into the contextual districts see...

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Hotel Zoning in NYC

Hotels fall under commercial zoning in New York. Below is a list of hotel zoning districts in NYC and some basic information on zoning for hotels.   Hotel Zoning NYC Where can you build a hotel in NYC? Hotels in NYC are allowed in certain zoning districts. Many...

Inclusionary housing program NYC

Inclusionary Housing Program NYC

In New York City the Inclusionary Housing Program is a zoning incentive that offers higher allowable floor area to developers who provide a portion of their building as affordable units or low income housing. The goal is to incentivize developers to include some low income...

Building Addition NYC

Building Additions

Building additions are going on all over New York. Vertical enlargements are especially common in NYC. Here are some basic things to consider if you are looking to do a building addition.   Building Addition Zoning Development Rights (Air Rights) If you have an existing building and you want...

R7a Zoning NYC

R7A Zoning NYC

In this article we will be looking at R7A Zoning in NYC. This from a zoning analysis we did for a client. The client was looking to purchase 2 adjacent lots in an R7A Zoning District in Brooklyn, NYC. They wanted to know what the...

Zoning Analysis NYC

Zoning Analysis

People often call us who own a property or are looking to buy a property and want to develop it. They don't know what they can build. They ask: What is the first step? How do we know what we can build? Our response is: Well, you need...

NYC sliver law

NYC Sliver Law

The so called "Sliver Law" is a reference to a zoning code in New York City that aims to prevent very tall narrow buildings in certain zoning districts. Here is an example of a development that was prevented by the "sliver law". We looked into possibly...

R5 Zoning NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC

In this post we are going to be discussing R5 Zoning in NYC. The R in R5 stands for Residential. First we will look at some general info for this type of zoning. Then an analysis of an actual R5 property in the Bronx. The example...