NYC Zoning

Lower Density Growth Management Area

The Lower Density Growth Management Areas are certain zoning districts within Staten island and Part of The Bronx where additional zoning codes exist to limit development and prevent an increase to the density of the neighborhoods. This is meant to limit what was considered "over...

Lot Coverage Definition NYC Zoning

Lot Coverage is a Zoning term for the amount of lot area a building occupies. The lot coverage is normally shown in the form of a percentage and is calculated by dividing the applicable building footprint by the lot area and multiplying by 100.   Lot Coverage...

Limited Height District NYC

In New York City, a Limited Height District (LH) is a district where building heights are limited. This applies to buildings and other structures and is set by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.   Limited Height Districts NYC The Limited Height districts are indicated on the Zoning Maps. These...

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