NYC Zoning

NYC R9 Zoning District

R9 Zoning NYC

R9 Zoning is a residential zoning district in NYC that allows for one of the highest buildable floor areas of all residential zoning in NYC. There are different options for zoning regulations in R9 they are height factor / tower or Quality Housing Program.   R9 ZONING  This...

R10 NYC Development

R10 Zoning NYC

R10 Zoning is a residential zoning district in NYC that allows for the highest buildable floor areas of all residential zoning. In R10 zoning you have an optional zoning bonus for providing 20% affordable units. There are several building typologies that can be developed in...

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

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Zoning Calculations

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is mathematical formula that determines how many square feet can be developed on a property in proportion to the lot area. The property area is multiplied by the FAR factor and the result is the maximum floor area allowed for a...

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...