NYC Zoning Basic Introduction

NYC Zoning Basic Introduction

New York City Zoning is very complicated and confusing. The NYC Zoning Resolution is thousands of pages long and constantly being updated. There are many different zoning districts, terms, and formulas, you would need to understand to have a working knowledge of NYC...
Height Factor Zoning

Height Factor Zoning

Height Factor Zoning in NYC is a set of zoning regulations that results in tall skinny buildings with more open space on their zoning lots. Height Factor buildings can be built in non contextual R6 through R9 zoning districts. Height Factor Zoning is based on the...
NYC Zoning Deductions

NYC Zoning Deductions

NYC Zoning regulates how many square feet you can develop on a given property through a formula called Floor Area Ratio. Since the floor area that one can build is limited you will want to optimize your floor area as best you can. This means making an efficient...
Difference Between Cellar and Basement NYC

Difference Between Cellar and Basement NYC

A basement is more than 50% above ground and a cellar is more than 50% below ground. Whether a space is a cellar or basement will determine what the space can be used for. Codes may have specific regulations as to how you measure a Cellar vs Basement.   Cellar VS...