NYC Zoning

NYC Sliver Law

NYC Sliver Law

The "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. It applies height restrictions to buildings on certain properties under 45 feet wide. Here is an example of a development...

R5 Zoning NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC is a low density residential zoning district. In R5 you can build any type of residential building including one or two family houses or multifamily buildings.   R5 Zoning NYC New York City has many different zoning districts. The purpose of these districts is...

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning is a Contextual Zoning District in New York City. As a contextual district, buildings developed in R6B Zoning must comply with Quality Housing Program Regulations. R6B is a subdistrict of R6 Zoning. In NYC R6B is mostly in Brooklyn neighborhoods like Gowanus, Bed Stuy,...

NYC Residential Zoning

NYC Residential Zoning Districts

Zoning Codes are laws that regulate the development of property in use, size. shape, and height. New York City has different Zoning Districts. There are three primary zoning categories: M for Manufacturing Districts, C for Commercial Districts, and R for NYC Residential Zoning Districts. This...

R6 Zoning NYC

R6 Zoning NYC Residential Development

R6 Zoning in NYC is a residential zoning district with small multifamily apartment buildings and single or two family homes. R6 is medium density non contextual zoning.  In R6 you have a choice of Height Factor Zoning or Quality Housing Program. It is the only...