NYC Zoning

R8 Zoning NYC

R8 Zoning NYC

R8 Zoning in NYC is a "high density" residential zoning district. R8 Zoning is mostly in the Manhattan and the Bronx as well in parts of Brooklyn. There are also commercial districts that have an equivalent Residential Zone of R8. This article will focus on the...

R7 Zoning NYC

R7 Zoning NYC, R7-1 Zoning, & R7-2 Zoning

R7 is a medium density residential zoning district. R7 Zoning is found commonly in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. This article will focus on basic R7 Zoning districts including R7-1 Zoning & R7-2 Zoning. We will not be going into the contextual districts see...

hotel zoning

Hotel Zoning in NYC

Hotels fall under commercial zoning in New York. You can build hotels in commercial zoning and some manufacturing zoning districts. Hotels are not permitted in residential zoning unless it has a commercial overlay that allows for hotels. Below is a list of hotel zoning districts...

Building Additions

Building an Addition in NYC

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 an Addition Zoning Development Rights (Air Rights) If you have an existing building and you...

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,...