Residential Buildings in Commercial Zoning NYC(Last Updated On: August 22, 2018)
Can you build a residential building in a commercial zoning district in NYC?
In most cases you can build a residential building in a commercial zoning district in New York City. With a few exceptions, the majority of commercial zoning districts have a “Residential District Equivalent” zone. These equivalent zones are residential zoning regulations that can be applied as an option to a commercial zoning lot.
Zoning District Basics
In commercial zoning districts with residential equivalents you can, as an option, build a mixed use building with both commercial and residential use.
This article does not address Commercial Overlays which are commercial use in Residential Zones .
Zoning Districts starting with a C are Commercial Zoning Districts for Example C6-1.
Zoning districts starting with an R are Residential Zoning districts for example R7
Check out this other post we wrote to learn more about the basics on Residential Zoning in NYC.
Hotels are governed by Commercial Zoning to see what zoning districts allow hotel take a look at a post on Hotel Zoning Districts in NYC.
Here is a list of commercial zoning districts in NYC and their residential equivalents. Only commercial zoning districts with residential equivalents are listed.
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT EQUIVALENT IN COMMERCIAL ZONES
|Commercial Zoning District||Equivalent Residential Zoning District|
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Author Jorge Fontan AIA
This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.