NYC Zoning

NYC Inclusionary Housing Program

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...

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning NYC

R6 is one of the most common residential zoning districts in New York City. It is in fact the only residential district found in all 5 boroughs. This article will focus on a case study in an R6B zoning district which is a subcategory of...

NYC Commercial Overlay

Commercial Overlay NYC Zoning

What is a commercial overlay? Commercial overlays are located in residential zoning districts. It means that you can have a commercial use in a residential area. These uses are usually retail, restaurants, bakeries, beauty salons, small offices, etc...