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File #: Res 1950-2009    Version: * Name: LU 1058 - Zoning Resolution, relating to the creation of an R1-2A Zoning District. (N090282ZRY)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/22/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 090282 ZRY, for amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York relating to the creation of an R1-2A Zoning District, Citywide (Preconsidered L.U. No. 1058).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Tony Avella
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Press Release, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4/22/09

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1950

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 090282  ZRY,  for amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York relating to the creation of an R1-2A Zoning District,  Citywide (Preconsidered L.U. No. 1058).

 

By Council Members Katz and Avella

 

                           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on April 3, 2009 its decision dated April 1, 2009 (the "Decision"), pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, regarding an application submitted by the Department of City Planning for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, relating to the creation of an R1-2A Zoning District, Application No. N 090282 ZRY, Citywide, (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Application Number C 090281 ZMQ (Preconsidered L.U. No. 1057), an amendment to the Zoning Map to rezone a 257 Block area of North Flushing in Queens Community Districts 7 and 11;

 

                          WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on April 20, 2009;

 

                           WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use implications and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application; and

 

                           WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues and the Negative Declaration which was issued on January 20, 2009 (CEQR No. 09DCP042Q):

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment.

 

                           Pursuant to Sections 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, the Council approves the Decision.

 

                           The Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, effective as of December 15, 1961, and as subsequently amended, is further amended as follows:

Matter in underline is new, to be added;

Matter in strikeout is to be deleted;

Matter with # # is defined in Section 12-10;

*   *   * indicates where unchanged text appears in the Zoning Resolution

 

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Article 1

General Provisions

 

Chapter 1

Title, Establishment of Controls and Interpretation of Regulations

 

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11-12

Establishment of Districts

 

In order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Resolution, the following districts are hereby established:

 

Residence Districts

 

R1-1     Single-Family Detached Residence District

R1-2     Single-Family Detached Residence District

R1-2A  Single-Family Detached Residence District

 

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11-335

Building permits for other construction in R1-2A and R2A Districts

 

In R1-2A Districts established on or before (effective date) and R2A Districts established on or after December 20, 2006, if a building permit for other construction has been lawfully issued prior to the date establishing such R2A District, such construction may be continued, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 11-332 (Extension of period to complete construction), provided that the Department of Buildings determines that all of the requisite structural framing to perform the work authorized under the permit was completed on or before the date establishing such R2A District. If the Commissioner of Buildings determines that such framing was not complete on such date, the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 11-332 shall apply.

 

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Article 1

Chapter 2

Construction of Language and Definitions

 

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12-10

Definitions

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Floor area

 

"Floor area" is the sum of the gross areas of the several floors of a #building# or #buildings#, measured from the exterior faces of exterior walls or from the center lines of walls separating two #buildings#.  In particular, #floor area# includes:

 

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(i)                     floor space used for #accessory# off-street parking spaces provided in any #story# after June 30, 1989:

 

(1)                     within #detached# or #semi-detached single-# or #two-family residences# in R1-2A, R2A, R2X, R3, R4 or R5 Districts, except that:

 

(i)                     in R2A Districts, #floor area# within such #residences# shall include only floor space in excess of 300 square feet for one such space; and

 

(ii)                     in R3, R4A and R4-1 Districts in #lower density growth management areas#, and in all R1-2A Districts, #floor area# within such #residences# shall include only floor space in excess of 300 square feet for one such space and in excess of 500 square feet for two such spaces;

 

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(o) any other floor space not specifically excluded.

 

However, the #floor area# of a #building# shall not include:

 

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(6)                     floor space used for #accessory# off-street parking spaces provided in any #story#:

 

(i)                     up to 200 square feet per required space existing on June 30, 1989, within #residential buildings# in R3, R4 or R5 Districts, and up to 300 square feet for one required space in R2A Districts. However, for #detached# or #semi-detached single-# or #two-family residences# in R3, R4A and R4-1 Districts within #lower density growth management areas#, and in all R1-2A Districts, #floor area# shall not include up to 300 square feet for one required space and up to 500 square feet for two required spaces;

 

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(8)                     floor space used for mechanical equipment, except that such exclusion shall not apply in R2A Districts, and in R1-2A, R2X, R3, R4, or R5 Districts, such exclusion shall be limited to 50 square feet for the first #dwelling unit#, an additional 30 square feet for the second #dwelling unit# and an additional 10 square feet for each additional #dwelling unit#. For the purposes of calculating floor space used for mechanical equipment, #building segments# on a single #zoning lot# may be considered to be separate #buildings#;

 

(9)                     except in R1-2A, R2A, R2X, R3, R4 and R5 Districts, the lowest #story# (whether a #basement# or otherwise) of a #residential building#, provided that:

 

(i)                     such #building# contains not more than two #stories# above such #story#;

 

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Article II

Chapter 3

Bulk Regulations for Residential Buildings in Residence Districts

 

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23-12

Permitted Obstructions in Open Space

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In the districts indicated, the following shall not be considered obstructions when located in any #open space# required on a #zoning lot#, except that no portion of such #open space# which is also a required #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#, or is needed to satisfy the minimum required area or dimensions of a #court#, may contain any obstructions not permitted in such #yard#, #rear yard equivalent# or #court#:

 

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(e)                     Parking spaces, off-street, enclosed, #accessory#, not to exceed one space per  dwelling unit#, when #accessory# to a #single-family#, #two-family# or three-#family residence#, provided that the total area occupied by a #building# used for such purposes does not exceed 20 percent of the total required #open space# on the #zoning lot#.  However, two such spaces for a #single-family residence# may be permitted in #lower density growth management areas# and in R1-2A Districts;

 

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23-141

Open space and floor area regulations in Rl, R2, R3, R4 or R5 Districts

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5

 

Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a) of Section 23-147 (For non-profit residences for the elderly), in the districts indicated, the minimum required #open space# or #open space ratio#, the maximum #lot coverage# and the maximum #floor area ratio# for any #building# on a #zoning lot# shall be as set forth in the following tables:

 

(a)

 District

 Minimum Required #Open Space Ratio#

 Maximum #Floor Area Ratio#

 R1 *  R2*

 150.0

 0.50

 

 

 

*                     R1-2A, R2A and R2X are subject to the provisions of paragraph (b).

 

(b)

    District

  Maximum #Lot Coverage# (in percent)

  Minimum Required #Open Space# (in percent)

  Maximum Floor  Area Ratio#

 R1-2A

 30

 70

 .50

R2A

30

70

.50

R2X

governed by #yard# requirements

.85

R3-1 R3-2

35

65

.50

R3A R3X

governed by #yard# requirements

.50

R4

45

55

.75

R4A R4-1

governed by #yard# requirements

.75

R4B

55

45

.90

R5

55

45

1.25

R5A

governed by #yard# requirements

1.10

R5B

55

45

1.35

R5D

60*

40*

2.00

 

*                     For #corner lots#, the maximum #lot coverage# shall be 80 percent and the minimum required #open space# shall be 20 percent.

 

In addition, the following rules shall apply:

 

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(4)                     In R3, R4A and R4-1 Districts within #lower density growth management areas#, and in all R1-2A Districts, the permitted #floor area# of a #single-# or #two-family detached# or #semi-detached residence# may be increased by up to 300 square feet for one parking space and up to 500 square feet for two parking spaces provided such spaces are in a garage located, wholly or partly, in the #side lot ribbon# pursuant to Sections 23-12, paragraph (e), 23-441 or 23-442, except that in R1-2A Districts, such parking spaces need not be located in the #side lot ribbon#.

 

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23-22

Maximum Number of Dwelling Units or Rooming Units

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, the maximum number of #dwelling units# or #rooming units# shall equal the maximum #residential floor area# permitted on the #zoning lot# divided by the applicable factor in the following table. In R1 through R5 Districts, no #rooming units# shall be permitted and any #dwelling unit# shall be occupied by only one #family#. Fractions equal to or greater than three-quarters resulting from this calculation shall be considered to be one #dwelling unit# or #rooming unit#.

 

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                     FACTOR FOR DETERMINING MAXIMUM NUMBER

                     OF DWELLING UNITS OR ROOMING UNITS

 

  District

 Factor for #Dwelling Units#

 Factor for #Rooming Units#

 R1-1

 4,750

 

 R1-2, R1-2A

 2,850

 

 R2, R2A

 1,900

 

 

 

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23-30

LOT AREA AND LOT WIDTH REGULATIONS

 

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23-32

Minimum Lot Area or Lot Width for Residences

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, except as provided in Section 23-33 (Special Provisions for Existing Small Lots), no #residence# is permitted on a #zoning lot# with a total #lot area# or #lot width# less than as set forth in the following table:

 

REQUIRED MINIMUM

LOT AREA AND LOT WIDTH

 

 

  Type of #Residence#

 Minimum #Lot Area# (in sq. ft.)

 Minimum #Lot Width# (in feet)

   District

 #Single-family detached#

 9,500

 100

 R1-1

 

 5,700

 60

 R1-2 R1-2A

 

 3,800

 40

 R2 R2A

 

 2,850

 30

 R2X

 #Single-# or #two-family detached# or #zero lot line# where permitted

 3,800

 40

 R3-1 R3-2 R4-R10

 

 3,325

 35

 R3X

 

 2,850

 30

 R4A* R5A

 

 2,375

 25

 R3A* R4B R4-1* R5B R5D

 Any other permitted

 1,700

 18

 R3-R10*

 

 

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23-40

YARD REGULATIONS

 

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23-45

Minimum Required Front Yards

 

R1  R2  R3  R4  R5

 

(a)                     In the districts indicated, #front yards# shall be provided as set forth in the following table, except that for a #corner lot# in an R1-2 District, one #front yard# may have a depth of 15 feet and, for a #corner lot# in an R3 District, one #front yard# may have a depth of 10 feet.

 

Front Yard                                                                                                         District

 

20 feet                                                                                                                              R1

 

20 feet*                                                                                                         R1-2A

 

15 feet                                                                                                                              R2 R2X R3-1 R3-2

 

15 feet*                                                                                                         R2A

 

10 feet*                                                                                                         R3A R3X R4-1 R4A R5A

 

10 feet**                                                                                    R4 R5

 

5 feet*                                                                                                         R4B R5B R5D

 

 

________

 

* Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this Section.

 

** If the depth of a #front yard# exceeds 10 feet or the #zoning lot# is #developed# pursuant to the optional regulations applicable in a #predominantly built-up area#, the depth of a #front yard# shall be at least 18 feet. However, on a #corner lot#, if one #front yard# has a depth of at least 18 feet, the other #front yard# shall have a depth of at least 10 feet.

 

Furthermore, if an opening to an #accessory# off-street parking space is located within the #street wall# of a #residential building#, there shall be an open area between the opening and the #street line# which is at least 8 and 1/2 feet in width by 18 feet in depth, except this provision shall not apply in R5D Districts.

 

R2A R3A R3X R4-1 R4A R4B R5A R5B R5D

 

(b)                     For the purpose of paragraphs (b) and (c) the area between the #street line# and the front building wall of adjacent #buildings# on the same or adjoining #zoning lots# shall be considered adjacent #front yards#.

 

Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this Section, in the districts indicated, if adjacent #residential buildings# on the same or on adjoining #zoning lots# fronting on the same #street# have #front yards# greater than the minimum set forth in paragraph (a) of this Section, then a #front yard# shall be provided which:

 

(1)                     in R1-2A, R2A, R3A, R3X, R4A, R4-1 or R5A Districts is at least as deep as an adjacent #front yard#; and

 

(2)                     in R4B, R5B or R5D Districts is no deeper than the deepest adjacent #front yard# and no shallower than the shallowest adjacent #front yard#.

 

However, a #front yard# need not exceed 20 feet in depth, except that in R1-2A Districts, a #front yard# need not exceed 25 feet in depth.

 

In determining the depth of the adjacent #front yards#, balconies, and projections from the front building wall that do not exceed 33 percent of the aggregate width of the #building#, shall be disregarded.

 

For new #developments# or #enlargements#, projections into the required #front yard# are permitted provided that the aggregate width of all projections at the level of any #story# does not exceed 33 percent of the aggregate width of the #building#. The depth of such projections shall not exceed three feet into the #front yard#. However, balconies shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 23-13 (Balconies) and 23-44 (Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents).

 

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23-461

Side yards for single- or two-family residences

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

(a)                     In all districts, as indicated, for #single-family detached residences# or, where permitted, for #two-family detached residences#, #side yards# shall be provided as set forth in the table in this paragraph, except that on #corner lots# in R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 Districts, one #side yard# shall be at least 20 feet in width:

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED SIDE YARDS

 

   Number Required

   Required Total Width (in feet)

  Required Minimum Width of any #Side Yard# (in feet)

    District

 2

 35

 15

 R1-1

 2

 20

 8

 R1-2 R1-2A

 2

 13

 5

 R2 R2A R3-1 R3-2 R4-R10

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23-631

Height and setback in R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 Districts

 

R1 R2

 

(a)                     In the districts indicated, except R1-2A, R2A and R2X Districts, the front wall or any other portion of a #building or other structure# shall not penetrate the #sky exposure plane# set forth in the following table:

 

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R1-2A R2A R2X R3 R4 R4A R4-1 R5A

 

(b)                     In the districts indicated, the height and setback of a #building or other structure# shall be as set forth herein except where modified pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of this Section.

 

For the purposes of this Section, where #base planes# of different elevations apply to different portions of a #building or other structure#, each such portion of the #building# may be considered to be a separate #building#.  Furthermore, for the purposes of this Section, #building segments# may be considered to be separate #buildings# and abutting #semi-detached buildings# may be considered to be one #building#.

 

The perimeter walls of a #building or other structure# are those portions of the outermost walls enclosing the #floor area# within a #building or other structure# at any level and height is measured from the #base plane#.  Perimeter walls are subject to setback regulations at a maximum height above the #base plane# of:

 

 21 feet

 R2A R2X R3 R4A

 25 feet

 R1-2A R4  R4-1 R5A

 26 feet*

 R3 R4A R4-1 within #lower density growth management areas#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopted.

Office of the City Clerk, }

                           The City of New York,  } ss.:

 

                     I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on April 22, 2009, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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