Contextual Zoning Districts in NYC

by | Nov 24, 2017 | NYC Zoning

Contextual Zoning is an attempt to make certain neighborhoods more uniform in their size and shape of their buildings. Below is a list to residential and commercial contextual zoning districts.


Contextual Zoning in NYC

Contextual Zoning are certain zoning subdistricts that have additional requirements. The goal is to promote uniformity in the buildings developed in these areas. Most Zoning districts that end in a letter are contextual districts but not all of them.


Residential Contextual Zoning Districts

In most residential contextual districts the Quality Housing Program regulations are mandatory.



Commercial Contextual Zoning Districts

Contextual commercial districts have residential equivalent zoning that is also contextual.



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Jorge Fontan
Jorge Fontan

This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 15 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.

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