NYC Zoning

Base Plane Definition NYC Zoning

A base plane is an imaginary horizontal plane that determines the elevation from which a building's height is measured. There are multiple ways to calculate a base plane outlined in the NYC Zoning Resolution.   Base Plane Definition The following is based on the New York City Zoning...

Aggregate Width of Street Walls

  The aggregate width of street walls is a term used in the NYC Zoning Resolution. This width is the total combined width of all walls within 50 feet of a street line.   Aggregate Width of Street Walls The Aggregate Width of Street Walls is a zoning term...

Accessory Use Zoning

In Zoning and Building Codes an accessory use is a use that is incidental and normally associated with the primary use of a building or group of buildings on the same zoning lot. An accessory use should not function as a stand alone use but...

Abutting Building

Abutting Building Definition

Abutting buildings are buildings who's walls touch or are close enough to touching that they are considered abutting by building codes. Buildings with a seismic seperation are still typically considered abutting.   Abutting Building Definition Buildings that are touching or only have a seismic separation between them are...

Use group 18

Use Group 18 NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 18 is manufacturing uses. These uses are considered higher hazard or heavey manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 18 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 18 Use Groups are listed...

Use group 17

Use Group 17 NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 17 is manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 17 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 17 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building. Use Group...

Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

Zoning FAQ NYC

  Zoning FAQ NYC   The following are New York City¬† Zoning Frequently Asked Questions we receive in our New York Architecture Firm: Fontan Architecture. Residential Zoning FAQ Small Zoning Lots Q. Can I build multifamily on a small zoning lot? A. The NYC Zoning Resolution identifies minimum lot sizes for residential...