NYC Zoning

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 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 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...

Mixed Use Building Design NYC FAR

Mixed use buildings are buildings with two or more different uses. As an architect I get a lot of clients who are confused about how to determine the buildable floor area according to NYC Zoning. In this post we are going to look at how...

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...

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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, R7-1 Zoning, & R7-2 Zoning

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...

hotel zoning NYC commercial

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 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 with affordable units or low income housing. The goal is to incentivize developers to include some low income...