Manhattan Core Zoning

(Last Updated On: December 4, 2019)

The Manhattan Core is a Zoning Term in reference to the areas of Manhattan in Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

 

Manhattan Core

The Manhattan Core is a used in Zoning to distinguish parts of Manhattan for special regulations. Specifically New York City Zoning has many parking regulations but in the Manhattan Core these are modified to reduce parking.

Within the Manhattan Core the requirements to provide parking are waived. In addition there are limitations to how much parking a building can provide.

 

Parking Not Required in Manhattan Core

Parking is not required in any building within the Manhattan Core.

Limitations on Optional Parking

If you would like to add parking to an existing or proposed building within the Manhattan Core there are limits as to how many spaces you can provide.

Parking For Residential Buildings

For Residential Buildings in Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 parking can be provided for up to 20% of the residential units with a maximum of 200 spaces, whichever is less.

For Residential Buildings in Community Districts 7 & 8 parking can be provided for up to 35% of the residential units with a maximum of 200 spaces, whichever is less.

Parking For Hotels

Parking for hotels can be up to 15% for the Hotel Rooms or 225 spaces, whichever is less.

Parking for Hospitals

Hospitals can have up to 100 parking spaces.

Commercial Uses

For Use Group 6A, 6C, or 10A the Maximum number of parking spaces would be one per 4,000 square feet up to a maximum of 10 spaces.

See other posts we wrote on Use Group 6 and Use Group 10 to learn more.

Other Commercial or Manufacturing Uses

The Maximum number of parking spaces would be one per 4,000 square feet up to a maximum of 100 spaces.

 

Public Parking Lots in the Manhattan Core

There are certain areas of the Manhattan Core where public parking lots are not allowed.

 

Manhattan Core Zoning & ParkingĀ Regulations

As an architect I study Building and Zoning Codes closely, but these are complicated and quite involved issues. In this article we reviewed some of the basic concepts with regards to the Manhattan Core. This post does not assume to cover every possible issue or condition, but provide a general overview of the topic.

 


Thank you for reading our blog post on the Manhattan Core.

I hope this was helpful. Please leave questions and comments below. If you would like to speak with an architect you can Contact Fontan Architecture directly.

 

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