Commercial Zoning NYC

Commercial Zoning NYC

(Last Updated On: January 14, 2019)

New York City is broken into many zoning districts. Residential, Commercial, and Manufacturing. Commercial Zoning is divided into districts with different regulations governing buildable area, building height, use and a variety of other matters. Most Commercial districts have equivalent residential zones.

 

Commercial Zoning Districts NYC

Commercial zoning allows for a variety of uses including most commonly offices, retail, restaurants, and hotels. In most cases residential buildings are allowed in commercial zoning districts with residential equivalents. In Residential zones they may be commercial overlay zoning that allows for commercial uses in residential zoning districts. Hotel zoning is allowed in most commercial districts. Zoning districts that end with a letter like C6-4A are contextual zoning districts.

 

NYC Commercial Zoning Districts & Subdistricts

 

Below is a list of the floor area ratios and some other specifications for Commercial Zoning Districts. The floor area ratio is multiplied by the square footage of the property to determine the allowable square footage of the building.

 

C1 Zoning NYC

C1 Commercial Zoning

 

C1-6 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R7-2

 

C1-6A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R7A

Contextual Zoning

 

C1-7 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R8

 

C1-7A  Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R8A

Contextual Zoning

 

C1-8 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R9

 

C1-8A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R9A

Contextual Zoning

 

C1-8X Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R9X

Contextual Zoning

 

C1-9 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R10

Contextual Zoning

 

C1-9A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

 

C2 Zoning NYC

C2 Commercial Zoning

 

C2-6 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R7-2

 

C2-6A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R7A

Contextual Zoning

 

C2-7 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R9

Contextual Zoning

 

C2-7A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R9A

Contextual Zoning

 

C2-7X Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R9X

Contextual Zoning

 

C2-8 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R10

Contextual Zoning

 

C2-8A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

 

C3 Zoning NYC

C3 Commercial Zoning

 

C3 Zoning

Commercial FAR = .05

Residential Equivalent = R3-2

 

C3A Zoning

Commercial FAR = .5

Residential Equivalent = R3A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4 Zoning NYC

C4 Commercial Zoning

 

C4-1 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 1

Residential Equivalent = R5

 

 

C4-2 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R6

 

C4-2A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3

Residential Equivalent = R6A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-3 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R6

 

C4-3A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3

Residential Equivalent = R6A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-4 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R7-2

 

C4-4A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 34

Residential Equivalent = R7A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-4D Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R8A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-5 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R7-2

 

C4-5A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 4

Residential Equivalent = R7A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-5D Zoning

Commercial FAR = 4.2

Residential Equivalent = R7D

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-5X Zoning

Commercial FAR = 4

Residential Equivalent = R7X

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-6 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C4-6A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 3.4

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

 

C4-7 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C4-7A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

C5 Zoning NYC

C5 Commercial Zoning

 

C5-1 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 4

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C5-1A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 4

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

 

C5-2 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C5-2A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

 

C5-3 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 15

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C5-4 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C5-5 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 15

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C6 Zoning NYC

C6 Commercial Zoning

 

C6-1 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R7-2

 

C6-1A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R6

 

C6-2 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R8

 

C6-2A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R8A

Contextual Zoning

 

C6-3 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R9

 

C6-3A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R9A

Contextual Zoning

 

C6-3D Zoning

Commercial FAR = 9

Residential Equivalent = R9D

Contextual Zoning

 

C6-3X Zoning

Commercial FAR = 6

Residential Equivalent = R9X

Contextual Zoning

 

C6-4 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C6-4A Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10A

Contextual Zoning

 

C6-4X Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10X

Contextual Zoning

 

C6-5 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C6-6 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 15

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C6-7 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 15

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C6-8 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 10

Residential Equivalent = R10

 

C6-9 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 15

Residential Equivalent = R10

C7 Zoning NYC

C7 Commercial Zoning

 

C7 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = None*

C7 Zoning commercial district does not allow residential use.

 

C8 Zoning NYC

C8 Commercial Zoning

 

C8-1 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 1

Residential Equivalent = None

C8-1 Zoning commercial district does not allow residential use.

 

C8-2 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = None

C8-1 Zoning commercial district does not allow residential use.

 

C8-3 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 2

Residential Equivalent = None

C8-1 Zoning commercial district does not allow residential use.

 

C8-4 Zoning

Commercial FAR = 5

Residential Equivalent = None

C8-1 Zoning commercial district does not allow residential use.

 

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This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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