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

In this post we are going to be discussing R5 Zoning in NYC. The R in R5 stands for Residential. First we will look at some general info for this type of zoning. Then an analysis of an actual R5 property in the Bronx. The example...

R6B Zoning NYC

R6B Zoning NYC

R6 is one of the most common residential zoning districts in New York City. It is in fact the only residential district found in all 5 boroughs. This article will focus on a case study in an R6B zoning district which is a subcategory of...

NYC Commercial Overlay

Commercial Overlay NYC Zoning

What is a commercial overlay? Commercial overlays are located in residential zoning districts. It means that you can have a commercial use in a residential area. These uses are usually retail, restaurants, bakeries, beauty salons, small offices, etc...

Residential Zoning NYC

NYC Zoning Residential Districs

Zoning are codes that regulate the development of property in use, size. shape, and height. All of New York City is broken into Zoning Districts. There are three primary zoning categories M for Manufacturing Districts, C for Commercial Districts, and R for Residential Districts. This article is...