Sheepshead Bay Zoning
The Special Sheepshead Bay Zoning District in Brooklyn is one of many special zoning districts in New York City. Special Districts have additional zoning requirements otherwise not stipulated in the Zoning Resolution.
Sheepshead Bay Zoning
The Sheepshead Bay Zoning District is Broken up into 8 Areas. Areas: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & H.
Special Sheepshead Bay District
Below we will outline some of the special regulations within the Special Sheepshead Bay Zoning District or SB Zoning District.
Terms for Development Rights Transfers
The following are terms defined specifically for the Special District. This district has special regulations for transferring unused Development Rights or Air Rights for Zoning Bonuses to other sites within the Special District.
Granting Sites are sites where Floor Area can be transferred to another site known as a receiving site.
Receiving site is the site to receive Floor Area from a Granting Site.
Air Rights or Development Rights are the allowed floor area that can be developed on a property. In many cases these can be transferred to other properties. We have another post you can read if you want to learn more about Air Rights Transfers.
There are multiple use restrictions within this Special District including limitations on size for certain types of uses.
Emmons Ave Plazas
Most properties on Emmons Ave must have a Plaza.
Special Sheepshead Bay Zoning District
As an architect, I study Building Codes 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 Special Sheepshead Bay Zoning District. This post does not assume to cover every possible issue or condition, but provide a general overview of the topic.
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Author Jorge Fontan AIA
This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.