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File #: Res 1942-2009    Version: * Name: LU 1038 - Zoning Reso., Bicycle Parking Text Amendment, Citywide (N090191ZRY)
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 090191 ZRY, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning the establishment of regulations pertaining to indoor, secure bicycle parking (L.U. No. 1038).
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. 1942

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 090191 ZRY, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning the establishment of regulations pertaining to indoor, secure bicycle parking (L.U. No. 1038).

 

By Council Members Katz and Avella

 

                           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on March 6, 2009 its decision dated March 4, 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, concerning the establishment of regulations pertaining to indoor, secure bicycle parking (Application No. N 090191 ZRY), Citywide (the "Application");

 

                          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 March 31, 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 issued on November 17, 2008 (CEQR No. 09DCP029Y):

 

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

 

 

Article I

Chapter 1

Title, Establishment of Controls and Interpretation of Regulations

 

 

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11-337

Building permits issued and applications filed before (date of enactment)

 

If, before (date of enactment), a building permit has been lawfully issued authorizing construction on a #zoning lot#, the provisions of N090191 ZRY, pertaining to bicycle parking, shall not apply.

 

If, on or before November 17, 2008, an application for a special permit or variance is pending before the Board of Standards and Appeals or an authorization or special permit from the City Planning Commission has been certified or referred to authorize construction on a #zoning lot#, the provisions of N090191 ZRY, pertaining to bicycle parking, shall not apply.

 

For hospitals, if, before (date of enactment), an application for a special permit or variance is pending before the Board of Standards and Appeals or an authorization or special permit from the City Planning Commission has been filed to authorize construction on a #zoning lot#, the provisions of N090191 ZRY, pertaining to bicycle parking, shall not apply.

 

 

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Chapter 2

Construction of Language and Definitions

 

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12-10

DEFINITIONS

 

Words in the text or tables of this Resolution which are #italicized# shall be interpreted in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Section.

 

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Floor area (4/16/08)

 

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

 

(1)                     #cellar# space, except where such space is used for dwelling purposes. #Cellar# space used for retailing shall be included for the purpose of calculating requirements for #accessory# off-street parking spaces, #accessory# bicycle parking spaces and #accessory# off-street loading berths;

 

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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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(c)                     Driveways, private streets, open #accessory# off-street parking spaces, unenclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces or open #accessory# off-street loading berths, provided that the total area occupied by all these items does not exceed the percent of the total required #open space# on the #zoning lot#, as follows:

 

(1)                     50 percent in R1, R2, R3, R6, R7, R8, R9 or R10 Districts; and

 

(2)                     66 percent in R4 or R5 Districts;

 

 

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23-44

Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents

 

In all #Residence Districts#, the following shall not be considered obstructions when located within a required #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

(a)                     In any #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

 

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Parking spaces for automobiles or bicycles, off-street, open, #accessory#, within a #side# or #rear yard#;

 

Parking spaces, off-street, open, within a #front yard#, that are #accessory# to a #residential building# where:

 

(1)                     in R2X, R3, R4 and R5 Districts, no more than two parking spaces are required, provided such spaces are located in a permitted #side lot ribbon#;

 

(2)                     in R3, R4 and R5 Districts, more than two parking spaces are required, provided such spaces meet all the requirements of paragraph (b) of Section 25-621 (Location of parking spaces in certain districts) and the screening requirements of Section 25-66.

 

However, no such parking spaces shall be permitted in any #front yard# within a R1, R2 other than R2X, R4B, R5B or R5D District, and no such required spaces shall be permitted in any #front yard# within any R1, R2, R3, R4A or R4-1 District within a #lower density growth management area#.

 

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(b)                     In any #rear yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

 

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Parking spaces, off-street, #accessory#, for automobiles or bicycles, provided that:

 

(1)                     the height of a #building# used for such purposes, if #accessory# to a #single-# or #two-family residence#, shall not exceed one #story# and, if located in an R1 District, such #building# may not be nearer than five feet to a #rear lot line# or #side lot line#. In R2A Districts, detached garages shall be included in #lot coverage#;

 

(2)                     if #accessory# to any other kind of #residential building#, the height of such #accessory building# shall not exceed six feet above #curb level# in R3, R4 or R5 Districts, or fourteen feet above #curb level# in R6, R7, R8, R9 or R10 Districts;

 

(3)                     enclosed #accessory# parking spaces for bicycles shall be #accessory# to a #residence# other than a #single-# or #two-family residence#, attached to a #building#, and the area dedicated to such spaces shall not exceed the area of bicycle parking spaces permitted to be excluded from #floor area# pursuant to Section 25-85 (Floor Area Exemption).

 

 

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Article II

Chapter 4

Bulk Regulations for Community Facility Buildings in Residence Districts

 

 

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24-33

Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents

 

In all #Residence Districts#, the following shall not be considered obstructions when located within a required #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

(a)                     In any #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

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Parking spaces for automobiles or bicycles, off-street, open, #accessory#;

 

 

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(b)                      In any #rear yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

 

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Any #building# or portion of a #building# used for #community facility uses#, including #accessory# parking spaces for bicycles within such #building#, provided that the height of such #building# shall not exceed one #story#, nor in any event 23 feet above #curb level#, and further provided that the area within such #building# dedicated to #accessory# parking spaces for bicycles shall not exceed the area permitted to be excluded from #floor area# pursuant to Section 25-85 (Floor Area Exemption). However, the following shall not be permitted obstructions:

 

 

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Article II

Chapter 5

Accessory Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations

 

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25-00

GENERAL PURPOSES AND DEFINITIONS

 

25-01

General Purposes

 

The following regulations on permitted and required accessory off-street parking spaces and accessory bicycle parking spaces are adopted in order to provide needed space off the streets for parking in connection with new residences, to reduce traffic congestion resulting from the use of streets as places for storage of automobiles, to protect the residential character of neighborhoods, to provide for a higher standard of residential development within the City, and thus to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare.

 

 

25-02

Applicability

 

Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the regulations of this Chapter on permitted or required #accessory# off-street parking spaces and #accessory# bicycle parking spaces apply to #residences#, #community facility uses# or #commercial uses#, as set forth in the provisions of the various Sections.

 

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25-80

BICYCLE PARKING

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, bicycle parking spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in this Section, inclusive, as a condition precedent to the #use# of such #development#, #enlargement#, #dwelling unit#, conversion, #group parking facility# or open parking area.

 

The provisions of this Section 25-80, inclusive, shall apply to:

 

(a)                     #developments#;

 

(b)                     #enlargements# that increase the #floor area# within a #building# by 50 percent or more;

 

(c)                     #dwelling units# created by conversions of non-#residential floor area#;

 

(d)                     new #dwelling units# in #residential buildings# or #building segments# constructed after (date of enactment);

 

(e)                     new enclosed #accessory group parking facilities# with 35 or more automobile parking spaces; and

 

(f)                     open parking areas #accessory# to #commercial# or #community facility uses# that contain 18 or more automobile parking spaces or are greater than 6,000 square feet in area.

 

In addition, the provisions of Section 25-85 (Floor Area Exemption) shall apply to all #buildings# as set forth therein.

 

The number of #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided pursuant to this Section, the total of the area, in square feet, of bicycle parking spaces and the total of any area, in square feet, excluded from #floor area# for such spaces shall be noted on the Certificate of Occupancy.  

 

 

25-81

Required Bicycle Parking Spaces

 

 

25-811

Enclosed bicycle parking spaces

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be provided for at least that amount specified for the applicable #use# set forth in the table below.  For the purposes of calculating the number of required bicycle parking spaces, any fraction of a space 50 percent or greater shall be counted as an additional space.  For #residences#, the #accessory# bicycle parking requirement shall be calculated separately for separate #buildings# or #building segments#.

 

Where any #building# or #zoning lot# contains two or more #uses# having different  bicycle parking requirements as set forth in the following table, the bicycle parking requirements for each type of #use# shall apply to the extent of that #use#.

 

Where an enclosed #accessory group parking facility# is provided, the required number of bicycle parking spaces for the #use# to which such facility is #accessory# shall be the amount set forth for such #use# in the table below, or one for every10 automobile parking spaces that are enclosed within a #building or other structure# or located on the roof of a #building#, whichever will require a greater number of bicycle parking spaces.

 

REQUIRED BICYCLE PARKING SPACES FOR RESIDENTIAL OR

COMMUNITY FACILITY USES

 

Type of #Use#

Bicycle Parking Spaces Required in Relation to Specified Unit of Measurement

FOR RESIDENTIAL USES

 

Use Group 1

None required

Use Group  2

1 per 2 #dwelling units#

#Non-profit residences for the elderly# or #dwelling units# for the elderly as specified in paragraph (d) of Section 25-25

1 per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#

 

 

FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES*

 

College or #school# student dormitories or fraternity and sorority student houses

1 per 2,000 square feet of #floor area#

Colleges, universities, or seminaries       (a) Classrooms, laboratories, student centers or offices

1 per 5,000 square feet of #floor area#**

(b) Theaters, auditoriums, gymnasiums or stadiums

1 per 20,000 square feet of #floor area#**

Libraries, museums or non-commercial art galleries

1 per 20,000 square feet of #floor area#

Monasteries, convents or novitiates; houses of worship, rectories or parish houses; Use Group 4B

None required

All other Use Group 3 and Use Group 4 #uses# not otherwise listed in this table

1 per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#

* #Non-profit hospital staff dwellings# shall be subject to the requirements for Use Group 2 #residential uses#.

** Up to half of these spaces may be provided as unenclosed bicycle parking spaces pursuant to the requirements of Section 25-83 (Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Enclosed Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

However, the bicycle parking requirements set forth in the above table shall be waived for bicycle parking spaces that are #accessory# to:

 

(a)                     #residential buildings# or #residential building segments# containing 10 #dwelling units# or less;

 

(b)                     colleges, universities, or seminaries where the number of required bicycle parking spaces is six or less;

 

(c)                     college or #school# student dormitories or fraternity and sorority student houses where the number of required bicycle parking spaces is five or less; or

 

(d)                     all other # community facility uses# not otherwise listed in the above table where the number of required bicycle parking spaces is three or less.

 

 

25-812

Unenclosed bicycle parking spaces

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, for open parking areas #accessory# to #community facility uses# that contain 18 or more spaces or are greater than 6,000 square feet in area, which meet the applicability standards of Section 25-67 (Parking Lot Landscaping), unenclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be provided as follows:

 

(a)                     One bicycle parking space shall be provided for every ten vehicle parking spaces, up to 200 vehicle parking spaces. Thereafter, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 100 vehicle parking spaces. Fractions equal to or greater than one-half resulting from this calculation shall be considered to be one bicycle space.

 

(b)                     Each bicycle rack shall allow for the bicycle frame and at least one wheel to be locked to the rack. If bicycles can be locked to each side of the rack without conflict, each side may be counted toward a required space. Thirty inches of maneuverable space shall be provided between parallel bicycle racks and a 96 inch wide aisle shall be provided between bicycle rack areas.

 

(c)                     Bicycle racks shall be provided within 50 feet of a main entrance of a #building# and a minimum of 24 inches from any wall. However, if more than 40 bicycle parking spaces are required, 50 percent of such spaces may be provided at a distance of up to 100 feet from the main entrance of a #building#. Department of Transportation bicycle racks provided on a fronting sidewalk may be counted toward this requirement, provided such racks meet the standards of this paragraph, (c).

 

 

25-82

Authorization for Reduction of Spaces

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, the City Planning Commission may authorize a reduction in the number of required bicycle parking spaces set forth in Section 25-811 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces), or a waiver of all such spaces, upon finding there are subsurface conditions, below-ground infrastructure or other site planning constraints that would make accommodating such bicycle parking spaces on or below the first #story# of the #building# infeasible. The Commission may request reports from licensed engineers or registered architects in considering such reduction.

 

 

25-83

Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Enclosed Bicycle Parking Spaces

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, all #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on the same #zoning lot# as the #building# or #use# to which such spaces are #accessory#, except as provided in Section 25-84 (Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

All enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be surrounded on all sides by a solid enclosure, except where a parking garage is open at the sides, and covered by a roof for weather protection.  Each bicycle space shall adjoin a rack or similar system for securing the bicycle. Bicycle parking spaces shall be located in an area secured by a lock or similar means, or adjoin a securely anchored rack to which the bicycle frame and at least one wheel can be locked.  Fifteen square feet of area shall be provided for each bicycle space.  However, the area for each bicycle space may be reduced by up to nine square feet per bicycle if the Commissioner of Buildings certifies that a layout has been submitted to adequately accommodate the specified number of bicycles.

 

A plaque shall be placed at the exterior of the entry to the bicycle parking area, outside any locked door, with lettering at least three-quarter inches in height stating "Bicycle Parking.” 

 

For colleges, universities, or seminaries, one-half of required enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces may be provided as open unenclosed spaces, provided that such spaces meet the standards of Section 25-812 (Unenclosed bicycle parking spaces), paragraph (b).

 

All bicycle parking spaces which are #accessory# to #residences# shall be made available for the storage and independent access of the bicycles used by the occupants of such #residences#.

 

All required bicycle parking spaces which are #accessory# to a #community facility use# shall be made available for the storage and independent access of the bicycles used by the employees of such #use#, except that bicycle parking spaces #accessory# to colleges or universities shall be accessible to all authorized users of such #building#, and that bicycle parking spaces #accessory# to #community facilities# with sleeping accommodations may be accessible to the occupants of such facility.

 

Bicycle spaces may be located in a room secured by a lock or similar means, provided that access is through a commonly accessible area and access is made available to eligible users on an equal basis.

 

 

25-84

Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, for colleges, universities, seminaries, hospitals and related facilities, except animal hospitals,  #accessory# bicycle parking spaces required pursuant to Section 25-811 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces) may be provided on a #zoning lot# other than the same #zoning lot# as the #use# to which such spaces are #accessory#, provided that the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission certifies to the Department of Buildings that all such bicycle parking spaces are:

 

(a)       located on a #zoning lot# not further than 1,000 feet from the nearest boundary of the #zoning lot# occupied by the #use# to which they are #accessory#; or within a subsurface parking and other service facility that serves multiple #zoning lots#, including  the #zoning lot# occupied by the #use# to which  they are #accessory#; and 

 

(b)                        subject to deed restrictions filed in an office of record, binding the owner and his heirs and assigns to maintain the required number of spaces as accessible throughout the life of the #use# generating the #accessory# bicycle parking spaces.

 

A plaque shall be placed within 30 feet of a #building# entrance, with lettering at least three-quarter inches in height stating "Bicycle Parking” followed by information directing users to the address of the off-site location. 

 

The number of off-site #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided pursuant to this Section and the area of such bicycle parking spaces, in square feet, shall be noted on the Certificate of Occupancy for both the #building# in which the off-site bicycle parking spaces are located, and the #building# to which such bicycle parking spaces are #accessory#.   

 

25-85

Floor Area Exemption

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, space provided for enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces pursuant to the standards of this section shall be excluded from the definition of #floor area#, provided that:

 

(a)                     the space excluded from #floor area# does not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by the number of required spaces, or if spaces are waived pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) of Section 25-811 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces), the number that would have been required but for the waiver; and

 

(b)                     the #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided meet the standards for required bicycle parking of Section 25-83 (Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Enclosed Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, for the following #uses#, the amount of space that may be excluded from the definition of #floor area# shall not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by the number of spaces set forth in the table below.

 

 

 

MAXIMUM BICYCLE PARKING SPACES EXCLUDED FROM #FLOOR AREA#

 

Type of #Use#

Maximum Bicycle Parking Spaces Excluded from #Floor Area# in Relation to Specified Unit of Measurement

 

 

FOR RESIDENTIAL USES

 

#Non-profit residences for the elderly# or #dwelling units# for the elderly as specified in paragraph (d) of Section 25-25

1 per 2,000 square feet of #floor area#

 

 

FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES*

 

Philanthropic or non-profit institutions with sleeping accommodations

1 per 2,000 square feet of #floor area#

Proprietary, non-profit or voluntary hospitals and related facilities, except animal hospitals

1 per 5,000 square feet of #floor area#

 

However, in no event shall this Section apply to #single-# or #two-family residences#; and in no event shall this Section apply to #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided off-site pursuant to Section 25-84 (Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

Space provided for #accessory# bicycle parking spaces within an #accessory group parking facility# shall not be counted as #floor area# provided that the surrounding #group parking facility# is not #floor area#.

 

 

25-86

Waiver or Reduction of Spaces for Subsidized Housing

 

R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

 

In all districts, as indicated, except in the Special Southern Hunters Point District, the number of required bicycle parking spaces set forth in Section 25-811 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces) may be reduced or waived by the Commissioner of Buildings, provided that the Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has submitted a letter certifying that:

 

(a)                     at least 50 percent of the #dwelling units# in the #building# or #building segment# will be income restricted pursuant to the provisions of Section 23-90 (Inclusionary Housing Program) or pursuant to the terms of a grant, loan or subsidy from any federal, state or local agency or instrumentality, including, but not limited to, the disposition of real property for less than market value, purchase money financing, construction financing, permanent financing, the utilization of bond proceeds and allocations of low income housing tax credits. An exemption or abatement of real property taxes shall not qualify as a grant, loan or subsidy for the purposes of this paragraph;

 

(b)                     there is insufficient space within the #building# to accommodate the required number of bicycle parking spaces on or below the first #story# of the #building#, including within an enclosed #accessory group parking facility#,

 

(c)                     if permitted automobile parking spaces are provided, the required bicycle spaces cannot be accommodated within an enclosed #group parking facility# by reconfiguring automobile parking spaces or removing three or fewer permitted automobile parking spaces;

 

(d)                     additional space cannot reasonably be constructed based on the amount of subsidy available to the project; and

 

(e)                     the number of required bicycle parking spaces is being reduced by the minimum amount necessary to address these limitations.

 

 

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Article III

Chapter 3

Bulk Regulations for Commercial or Community Facility Buildings in Commercial Districts

 

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33-23

Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents

 

In all #Commercial Districts#, the following shall not be considered obstructions when located within a required #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

(a)                     In any #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

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Parking spaces for automobiles or bicycles, off-street, open, #accessory#;

 

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(b)                     In any #rear yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

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Parking spaces for automobiles or bicycles, off-street, #accessory# provided that the height of an #accessory building# used for such purposes and located in a required #rear yard# or #rear yard equivalent# shall not exceed 23 feet above #curb level#;

 

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Article III

Chapter 6

Accessory Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations

 

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36-01

General Purposes

 

The following regulations on permitted and required accessory off-street parking spaces and #accessory# bicycle parking spaces are adopted in order to provide parking spaces off the streets sufficient to give necessary access to developing centers of commerce outside the high density central areas, to reduce traffic congestion caused by parking on the streets, to prevent substantial amounts of traffic from circulating in and parking on residential streets surrounding commercial centers, to provide for a higher standard of commercial development within the City and thus to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

36-02

Applicability of District Regulations

 

Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the regulations of this Chapter on permitted and required #accessory# off-street parking spaces and #accessory# bicycle parking spaces apply to #residences#, #community facility uses# or #commercial uses#, as set forth in the provisions of the various Sections.  In addition, the regulations of this Chapter, or of specified Sections thereof, also apply in other provisions of this Resolution where they are incorporated by cross reference.

 

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36-70

BICYCLE PARKING

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, bicycle parking spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in this Section, inclusive, as a condition precedent to the #use# of such #development#, #enlargement#, #dwelling unit#, conversion, #group parking facility# or open parking area.

 

In all districts, as indicated, the provisions of this Section 36-70, inclusive, shall apply to:

 

(a)                     #developments#;

 

(b)                     #enlargements# that increase the #floor area# within a #building# by 50 percent or more;

 

(c)                     #dwelling units# created by conversions of non-#residential floor area#;

 

(d)                     new #dwelling units# in #residential buildings# or #building segments# constructed after (date of enactment);

 

(e)                     new enclosed #accessory group parking facilities# with 35 or more automobile parking spaces; and

 

(f)                     open parking areas #accessory# to #commercial# or #community facility uses# that contain 18 or more automobile parking spaces or are greater than 6,000 square feet in area.

 

 

In addition, the provisions of Section 36-75 (Floor Area Exemption) shall apply to all #buildings# as set forth therein.

 

Bicycle parking spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in this Section, inclusive, as a condition precedent to the #use# of such #development#, #enlargement#, conversion, #group parking facility# or open parking area.

 

The number of #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided pursuant to this Section, the total of the area, in square feet, of bicycle parking spaces and the total of any area, in square feet, excluded from #floor area# for such spaces shall be noted on the Certificate of Occupancy.  

 

 

36-71

Required Bicycle Parking Spaces

 

 

36-711

Enclosed bicycle parking spaces

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be provided for at least that amount specified for the applicable #use# set forth in the table below.

 

For the purposes of calculating the number of required bicycle parking spaces, any fraction of a space 50 percent or greater shall be counted as an additional space.  For #residences#, the #accessory# bicycle parking requirement shall be calculated separately for separate #buildings# or #building segments#.

 

Where any #building# or #zoning lot# contains two or more #uses# having different  bicycle parking requirements as set forth in the following table, the bicycle parking requirements for each type of #use# shall apply to the extent of that #use#.

 

Where an enclosed #accessory group parking facility# is provided, the required number of bicycle parking spaces for the #use# to which such facility is #accessory# shall be the amount set forth for such #use# in the table below, or one for every 10 automobile parking spaces that are enclosed within a #building or other structure# or located on the roof of a #building#, whichever will require a greater number of bicycle parking spaces.

 

REQUIRED BICYCLE PARKING SPACES FOR RESIDENTIAL,

COMMUNITY FACILITY OR COMMERCIAL USES

 

Type of #Use#

Bicycle Parking Spaces Required in Relation to Specified Unit of Measurement

 

 

FOR RESIDENTIAL USES

 

Use Group 1

None required

Use Group  2

1 per 2 #dwelling units#

#Non-profit residences for the elderly# or #dwelling units# for the elderly as specified in paragraph (d) of Section 36-35

1 per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#

 

 

FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES*

 

College or #school# student dormitories or fraternity and sorority student houses

1 per 2,000 square feet of #floor area#

Colleges, universities, or seminaries       (a)   Classrooms, laboratories, student   centers or offices

1 per 5,000 square feet of #floor area#**

      (b)  Theaters, auditoriums, gymnasiums or stadiums

1 per 20,000 square feet of #floor area#**

Libraries, museums or non-commercial art galleries

1 per 20,000 square feet of #floor area#

Monasteries, convents or novitiates; houses of worship, rectories or parish houses; Use Group 4B

None required

All other Use Group 3 and Use Group 4 #uses# not otherwise listed in this table

1 per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#

FOR COMMERCIAL USES

 

General retail or service #uses#.  Use Groups 6A, 6C, 7B, 9A, 10A, 12B, 13B or 14A  (except docks for vessels, other than #gambling vessels#); Eating and drinking establishments in all Use Groups

1 per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#

Use Group 6B

1 per 7,500 square feet of #floor area#

Use Group 5A, 6E, 7A, 7D, 8B, 12A (except eating and drinking establishments), 13A 14B, 15A, 16B, or 16C; automobile rental establishments

1 per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#

Use Group 8A, 12A, theaters

1 per 20,000 square feet of #floor area#

#Public parking garages#

1 per 10 automobile parking spaces

Use Group 13A (except theaters), 15A, 16B, 16C, and all other #commercial uses# not otherwise listed

None required

 

* #Non-profit hospital staff dwellings# shall be subject to the requirements for UG 2 #residential uses#.

** Up to half of these spaces may be provided as unenclosed bicycle parking spaces pursuant to the requirements of Section 36-73 (Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Enclosed Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

However, the bicycle parking requirements set forth in the above table shall be waived for bicycle parking spaces that are accessory to:

 

(a)                     #residential buildings# containing 10 #dwelling units# or less;

 

(b)                     colleges, universities, or seminaries where the number of required enclosed bicycle parking spaces is six or less;

 

(c)                     college or #school# student dormitories or fraternity and sorority student houses where the number of required bicycle parking spaces is five or less; or

 

(d)                     all other #community facility# or #commercial uses# not otherwise listed in the above table where the number of required bicycle parking spaces is three or less.

 

 

36-712

Unenclosed bicycle parking spaces

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, for open parking areas #accessory# to #commercial# or #community facility uses# that contain 18 or more spaces or are greater than 6,000 square feet in area, which meet the applicability standards of Section 37-91 (Applicability), unenclosed bicycle parking spaces shall be provided as follows:

 

(a)                     One bicycle parking space shall be provided for every ten vehicle parking spaces, up to 200 vehicle parking spaces. Thereafter, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 100 vehicle parking spaces. Fractions equal to or greater than one-half resulting from this calculation shall be considered to be one bicycle space.

 

(b)                     Each bicycle rack shall allow for the bicycle frame and at least one wheel to be locked to the rack. If bicycles can be locked to each side of the rack without conflict, each side may be counted toward a required space. Thirty inches of maneuverable space shall be provided between parallel bicycle racks and a 96 inch wide aisle shall be provided between bicycle rack areas.

 

(c)                     Bicycle racks shall be provided within 50 feet of a main entrance of a #building# and a minimum of 24 inches from any wall. However, if more than 40 bicycle parking spaces are required, 50 percent of such spaces may be provided at a distance of up to 100 feet from the main entrance of a #building#. Department of Transportation bicycle racks provided on a fronting sidewalk may be counted toward this requirement, provided such racks meet the standards of this paragraph, (c).

 

 

36-72

Authorization for Reduction of Spaces

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, the City Planning Commission may authorize a reduction in the number of required bicycle parking spaces set forth in Section 36-711 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces) or a waiver of all such spaces, upon finding there are subsurface conditions, below-ground infrastructure or other site planning constraints that would make accommodating such bicycle parking spaces on or below the first #story# of the #building# infeasible. The Commission may request reports from licensed engineers or registered architects in considering such reduction.

 

 

 

36-73

Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Bicycle Parking Spaces

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, all #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be provided on the same #zoning lot# as the #building# or #use# to which such spaces are #accessory#, except as provided in Section 36-74 (Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

All enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be surrounded on all sides by a solid enclosure, except where a parking garage is open at the sides, and covered by a roof for weather protection.  Each bicycle space shall adjoin a rack or similar system for securing the bicycle. Bicycle parking spaces shall be located in an area secured by a lock or similar means, or adjoin a securely anchored rack to which the bicycle frame and at least one wheel can be locked.  Fifteen square feet of area shall be provided for each bicycle space.  However, the area for each bicycle space may be reduced by up to nine square feet per bicycle if the Commissioner of Buildings certifies that a layout has been submitted to adequately accommodate the specified number of bicycles.

 

A plaque shall be placed at the exterior of the entry to the bicycle parking area, outside any locked door, with lettering at least three-quarter inches in height stating "Bicycle Parking.” 

 

All required bicycle parking spaces which are #accessory# to #residences# shall be made available for the storage and independent access of the bicycles used by the occupants of such #residences#.

 

All required bicycle parking spaces which are #accessory# to a #commercial# or #community facility use# shall be made available for the storage and independent access of the bicycles used by the employees of such #use#, except that bicycle parking spaces #accessory# to colleges or universities must be accessible to all authorized users of such #building#, and that bicycle parking spaces #accessory# to #community facilities# with sleeping accommodations may be accessible to the occupants of such facility.

 

Bicycle spaces may be located in a room secured by a lock, or similar means, provided that access is through a commonly accessible area and access is made available to eligible users on an equal basis.

 

(a)                     For colleges, universities, or seminaries, one-half of required #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be permitted to be provided as open unenclosed spaces, provided that such spaces meet the standards of Section 36-712 (Unenclosed bicycle parking spaces), paragraph (b).

 

(b)                     For #public parking garages#, the required information plaque shall be provided at each point of bicycle entry to the #public parking garage#, mounted with its center between four and six feet above the ground, directly visible and unobstructed from the #street#.  The entry plaque shall contain:

 

a bicycle symbol which is 12 inches square in dimension with a highly contrasting background, as shown in this paragraph, (b).  The symbol shall match exactly the symbol provided in the digital file at the Department of City Planning website (http://www.nyc.gov/[TBD]).

 

 

 

36-74

Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, for colleges, universities, seminaries, hospitals and related facilities, except animal hospitals, #accessory# bicycle parking spaces required pursuant to Section 36-711 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces) may be provided on a #zoning lot# other than the same #zoning lot# as the #use# to which such spaces are #accessory#, provided that the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission certifies to the Department of Buildings that all such bicycle parking spaces are:

 

(a)        located on a #zoning lot# not further than 1,000 feet from the nearest boundary of the #zoning lot# occupied by the #use# to which they are #accessory#; or within a subsurface parking and other service facility that serves multiple #zoning lots#, including  the #zoning lot# occupied by the #use# to which  they are #accessory#; and 

 

(b)                     subject to deed restrictions filed in an office of record, binding the owner and his heirs and assigns to maintain the required number of spaces as accessible throughout the life of the #use# generating the #accessory# bicycle parking spaces.

 

A plaque shall be placed within 30 feet of an entrance of the #building#, with lettering at least three-quarter inches in height stating "Bicycle Parking” followed by information directing users to the address of the off-site location. 

 

The number of off-site #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided pursuant to this Section and the area of such bicycle parking spaces, in square feet, shall be noted on the Certificate of Occupancy for both the #building# in which the off-site bicycle parking spaces are located, and the #building# to which such bicycle parking spaces are #accessory#.   

 

 

36-75

Floor Area Exemption

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, space provided for enclosed #accessory# bicycle parking spaces pursuant to the standards of this section shall be excluded from the definition of #floor area#, provided that:

 

(a)                     the space excluded from #floor area# does not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by the number of required spaces, or if spaces are waived pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) of Section 36-711 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces), the number that would have been required but for the waiver; and

 

(b)                     the #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided meet the standards for required bicycle parking of Section 36-73 (Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, for the following #uses#, the amount of space that may be excluded from the definition of #floor area# shall not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by the number of spaces set forth in the table below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAXIMUM BICYCLE PARKING SPACES EXCLUDED FROM #FLOOR AREA#

 

Type of #Use#

Maximum Bicycle Parking Spaces Excluded from #Floor Area# in Relation to Specified Unit of Measurement

 

 

FOR RESIDENTIAL USES

 

#Non-profit residences for the elderly# or #dwelling units# for the elderly as specified in paragraph (d) of Section 36-35

1 per 2,000 square feet of #floor area#

 

 

FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES

 

Philanthropic or non-profit institutions with sleeping accommodations

1 per 2,000 square feet of #floor area#

Proprietary, non-profit or voluntary hospitals and related facilities, except animal hospitals

1 per 5,000 square feet of #floor area#

 

However, in no event shall this Section apply to #single-# or #two-family residences#; and in no event shall this Section apply to #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided off-site pursuant to Section 36-74 (Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

Space provided for #accessory# bicycle parking spaces within an #accessory group parking facility# shall not be counted as #floor area# provided that the surrounding #group parking facility# is not #floor area#.

 

 

36-76

Waiver or Reduction of Spaces for Subsidized Housing

 

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

 

In all districts, as indicated, except in the Special Willets Point District and the Special St. George District, the number of required bicycle parking spaces set forth in Section 36-711 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces) may be reduced or waived by the Commissioner of Buildings, provided that the Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has submitted a letter certifying that:

 

(a)                     at least 50 percent of the #dwelling units# in the #building# or #building segment# will be income restricted pursuant to the provisions of Section 23-90 (Inclusionary Housing Program) or pursuant to the terms of a grant, loan or subsidy from any federal, state or local agency or instrumentality, including, but not limited to, the disposition of real property for less than market value, purchase money financing, construction financing, permanent financing, the utilization of bond proceeds and allocations of low income housing tax credits. An exemption or abatement of real property taxes shall not qualify as a grant, loan or subsidy for the purposes of this paragraph;

 

(b)                     there is insufficient space within the #building# to accommodate the required number of bicycle parking spaces on or below the first #story# of the #building#, including within an enclosed #accessory group parking facility#,

 

(c)                     if permitted automobile parking spaces are provided, the required bicycle spaces cannot be accommodated within an enclosed #group parking facility# by reconfiguring automobile parking spaces or removing three or fewer permitted automobile parking spaces;

 

(d)                     additional space cannot reasonably be constructed based on the amount of subsidy available to the project; and

 

(e)                     the number of required bicycle parking spaces is being reduced by the minimum amount necessary to address these limitations.

 

 

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Article III

Chapter 7

Special Urban Design Regulations

 

*   *   *

 

37-96

Bicycle Parking

 

One bicycle parking space shall be provided for every ten vehicle parking spaces, up to 200 vehicle parking spaces. Thereafter, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 100 vehicle parking spaces. Fractions equal to or greater than one-half resulting from this calculation shall be considered to be one bicycle space. Bicycle parking must be provided in inverted “U” shaped parking racks. Each rack must be located within a two foot by six foot area on the #zoning lot#. Thirty inches of maneuverable space shall be provided between parallel bicycle racks and a 96 inch wide aisle shall be provided between bicycle rack areas. Each rack shall count towards two required spaces. 

 

Bicycle racks shall be provided within 50 feet of a building’s main entrance and a minimum of 24 inches from any wall. However, if more than 40 bicycle parking spaces are required, 50 percent of such spaces may be provided at a distance of up to 100 feet from a building’s main entrance. Department of Transportation bicycle racks provided on a fronting sidewalk may be counted toward this requirement.

 

 

37-9796

Modifications of Design Standards

 

*     *     *

 

37-971961

Modification of landscaping requirements

 

*     *     *

 

37-972962

Modification of design requirements by authorization

 

*     *     *

 

37-9897

Landscaping Selection Lists

 

*     *     *

 

37-981971

Selection list for perimeter trees

 

*     *     *

                                                               

 

37-982972

Selection list for interior trees

 

*     *     *

 

37-983973

Selection list for ground covers and shrubs

 

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Article IV

Chapter 3

Bulk Regulations

 

*   *   *

43-23

Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents

 

In all #Manufacturing Districts#, the following shall not be considered obstructions when located within a required #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

(a)                     In any #yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

 

*   *   *

 

Parking spaces for automobiles or bicycles, off-street, open, #accessory#;

 

 

*   *   *

 

(b)                     In any #rear yard# or #rear yard equivalent#:

 

 

*   *   *

 

Parking spaces for automobiles or bicycles, off-street, #accessory#, provided that the height of an #accessory building# used for such purposes and located in a required #rear yard# or #rear yard equivalent# shall not exceed 23 feet above #curb level#;

 

*   *   *

 

Article IV

Chapter 4

Accessory Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations

 

*   *   *

44-60

BICYCLE PARKING

 

M1 M2 M3

 

In all districts, as indicated, the provisions of Section 36-70 (BICYCLE PARKING), inclusive, shall apply to all permitted #commercial# and #residential uses#.  In addition, for #manufacturing uses#, #accessory# bicycle parking spaces shall be excluded from the definition of #floor area#, provided that:

 

(a)                     the space excluded from #floor area# does not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by one bicycle parking space per 10,000 square feet of #floor area#;

 

(b)                     the #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided meet the standards for #accessory# bicycle parking of Section 36-73 (Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Bicycle Parking Spaces);

 

However, in no event shall #accessory# bicycle parking spaces be excluded from the definition of #floor area# in the case of #single-# or #two-family residences# or in the case of #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided off-site pursuant to Section 36-74 (Certification for Off-Site Bicycle Parking Spaces).

 

Space provided for #accessory# bicycle parking spaces within an #accessory group parking facility# shall not be counted as #floor area# provided that the surrounding #group parking facility# is not #floor area#.

 

The number of #accessory# bicycle parking spaces provided pursuant to this Section, the total of the area, in square feet, of bicycle parking spaces and the total of any area, in square feet, excluded from #floor area# for such spaces shall be noted on the Certificate of Occupancy.  

 

 

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Article VII

Chapter 4

Special Permits by the City Planning Commission

 

*   *   *

 

74-745

Location of accessory parking spaces and loading berths

 

When a #general large-scale development# includes two or more #zoning lots#, the City Planning Commission may permit permitted or required #accessory# off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces or loading berths to be located anywhere within a #general large-scale development# without regard for #zoning lot lines#, provided that the Commission shall find:

 

(a)                     such off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths will be conveniently located in relation to the #use# to which such spaces or berths are #accessory#;

 

(b)                     such location of off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths will result in a better site plan; and

 

(c)                     such location of off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths will not unduly increase the number of spaces in any single #block#, draw excessive traffic through local #streets#, or otherwise adversely affect traffic conditions in the surrounding area.

 

Whenever required off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths are permitted to be located without regard for #zoning lot lines# in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the number of spaces required for each #building# shall be kept available for such #building# throughout its life.

 

 

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Article VII

Chapter 8

Special Regulations Applying to Large-Scale Residential Developments

 

*   *   *

 

 

78-40

OFF-STREET PARKING REGULATIONS

 

 

78-41

Location of Accessory Parking Spaces

 

When a #large-scale residential development# includes, or will include after subdivision, two or more #zoning lots#, the City Planning Commission may, upon application, authorize permitted or required #accessory# off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces to be located anywhere within the #development# without regard for #zoning lot lines#, provided that in each case the Commission shall make the following special findings:

 

(a)                     that such off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces will be conveniently located in relation to the #use# or #uses# to which such spaces are #accessory#;

 

(b)                     that such location of the off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces will permit better site planning and will thus benefit both the owners, occupants, employees, customers, residents or visitors of the #development# and the City as a whole; and

 

(c)                     that such location of the off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces will not increase the number of spaces in any single #block# or the traffic drawn through any one or more of the nearby local #streets# in such measure as to affect adversely other #zoning lots# outside the #development# or traffic conditions in the surrounding area.

 

Whenever required off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces are authorized to be located without regard for #zoning lot lines# in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the number of spaces required for each #building# or #use# shall be kept available for such #building# or #use# throughout its life.  Whenever any #zoning lot# within such a #large-scale residential development# is subdivided into two or more #zoning lots#, such subdivision shall be subject to the provisions of Section 78-51 (General Provisions).

 

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Article VII

Chapter 9

Special Regulations Applying to Large-Scale Community Facility Developments

 

*   *   *

 

79-30

PARKING REGULATIONS

 

79-31

Location of Parking Spaces

 

When a #large-scale community facility development# includes two or more #zoning lots#, the City Planning Commission may, upon application authorize permitted or required #accessory# off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces to be located anywhere within the #development# without regard for #zoning lot lines#, provided that in each case the Commission shall make the following special findings:

 

(a)                     that such off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces will be conveniently located in relation to the #use# or #uses# to which such spaces are #accessory#;

 

(b)                     that such location of the off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces will permit better site planning and will thus benefit both the owners, occupants, employees, customers, residents, or visitors of the #development# and the City as a whole; and

 

(c)                     that such location of the off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces will not increase the number of spaces in any single #block# or the traffic drawn through any one or more of the nearby local #streets# in such measure as to affect adversely other #zoning lots# outside the #development# or traffic conditions in the surrounding area.

 

Whenever required off-street parking spaces or bicycle parking spaces are authorized to be located without regard for #zoning lot lines# in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the number of spaces required for each #building# or #use# shall be kept available for such #building# or #use# throughout its life.

 

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Article IX - Special Purpose Districts

Chapter 3

Special Hudson Yards District

 

 

*   *   *

93-85

Indoor Bicycle Parking

 

Within the #Special Hudson Yards District#, a designated area for bicycle parking shall be provided for #developments# or #enlargements# with a minimum #commercial floor area ratio# of 5.0. Such designated area shall be provided at a ratio of one square foot per 1,000 square feet of #floor area#, but in no event shall more than 400 square feet be required. Such facility shall be enclosed, accessible and secure. Up to 25 percent of the designated bicycle parking area may be used for facilities #accessory# to the bicycle parking area.

 

*   *   *

Article X - Special Purpose Districts

Chapter 1

Special Downtown Brooklyn District

 

*   *   *

101-44

Indoor Bicycle Parking

 

C6-1 C6-4 C6-5

 

In the districts indicated, a designated area for bicycle parking shall be provided for commercial #developments# or #enlargements# with a minimum #floor area ratio# of 5.0. Such designated area shall be provided at a ratio of one square foot per 1,000 square feet of #floor area#, but in no event shall more than 400 square feet be required. Such facility shall be enclosed, accessible and secure. Up to 25 percent of the designated bicycle parking area may be used for #accessory# facilities.

 

*   *   *

Article XII - Special Purpose Districts

Chapter 8

Special St. George District

 

*   *   *

 

128-054

Applicability of Article III, Chapter 6

 

The provisions of Section 36-76 (Waiver or Reduction of Spaces for Subsidized Housing) shall not apply in the #Special St. George District#.

 

*   *   *

128-57

Accessory Indoor Bicycle Parking

 

A designated area for #accessory# bicycle parking shall be provided for #developments# or #enlargements# with #residential# or #commercial uses#. Such facility shall be enclosed, accessible and secure. The #floor area# of a #building# shall not include #accessory# bicycle parking located below 33 feet., or #accessory# facilities, such as lockers, showers and circulation space.

 

(a)                      For #residential developments# or #enlargements# with ten or more units per #building# or #building segment#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every two #dwelling units#, up to a maximum of 200 bicycle parking spaces.

 

(b)                      For commercial office #developments# or #enlargements# with 10,000 square feet or more of office #floor area#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 5,000 square feet of office space, up to a maximum of 200 bicycle parking spaces.

 

(c)                      For commercial #developments# or enlargements# with 10,000 square feet or more of retail or service #floor area#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every per 10,000 square feet of retail space, up to a maximum of 100 bicycle parking spaces.

 

*   *   *

 

Article XI - Special Purpose Districts

Chapter 7

Special Long Island City Mixed Use District

 

*   *   *

117-541

Indoor bicycle parking

 

A designated area for bicycle parking shall be provided in Areas A-1 and A-2 for commercial #developments# or #enlargements# with a minimum #floor area ratio# of 5.0, except where more than 50 percent of the #floor area# of such #development# or  #enlargement# is occupied by a #use# listed in Use Groups 16 or 17. Such designated area shall be provided at a ratio of one square foot per 1,000 square feet of #floor area#. Such facility must be enclosed, accessible and secure. Up to 25 percent of the designated bicycle parking area may be used for #accessory# facilities.

 

*   *   *

Article XII - Special Purpose Districts

Chapter 4

Special Willets Point District

 

*   *   *

 

 

 

124-042

Applicability of Article III, Chapter 6

 

The provisions of Section 36-76 (Waiver or Reduction of Spaces for Subsidized Housing) shall not apply in the #Special Willets Point District#.

 

124-043

Applicability of Article VII, Chapter 3

 

*   *   *

 

124-043044

Applicability of Article VII, Chapter 4

 

*   *   *

 

 

124-54

Indoor Bicycle Parking

 

Within the #Special Willets Point District#, a designated area for #accessory# bicycle parking shall be provided for all #developments# or #enlargements#. Such designated area shall be enclosed, accessible and secure, and excluded from the definition of #floor area#. #Accessory# facilities, such as lockers, showers and circulation space shall also be excluded from the definition of #floor area#.

 

(a)                                          For #residential buildings# with ten or more #dwelling units#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every two #dwelling units#, up to a maximum of 200 bicycle parking spaces. 

 

 

(b)                                            For #developments# or #enlargements# with at least 10,000 square feet of Use Group 6B office #use#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 5,000 square feet of such office #use#, up to a maximum of 200 bicycle parking spaces.

 

(c)                                            For #developments# or #enlargements# with at least 10,000 square feet of Use Group 6A or 6C retail #use#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 10,000 square feet of such #use#, up to a maximum of 100 bicycle parking spaces.

 

 

*   *   *

 

Article XII - Special Purpose Districts

Chapter 5

Special Southern Hunters Point District

 

*   *   *

125-042

Applicability of Article II, Chapter 5

 

The provisions of Section 25-86 (Waiver or Reduction of Spaces for Subsidized Housing) shall not apply in the #Special Hunters Point District#.

 

 

125-042043

Modification of Article VI, Chapter 2

 

*   *   *

125-56

Accessory Indoor Bicycle Parking

 

Within the #Special Southern Hunters Point District#, a designated area for #accessory# bicycle parking shall be provided for all #developments# or #enlargements#. Such designated area shall be enclosed, accessible and secure, and excluded from the definition of #floor area#. #Accessory# facilities, such as lockers, showers and circulation space shall also be excluded from the definition of #floor area#.

 

(a)                     For #residential buildings# with ten or more #dwelling units#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every two #dwelling units#, up to a maximum of 200 bicycle parking spaces. 

 

(b)                       For #developments# or #enlargements# with at least 10,000 square feet of Use Group 6B office #use#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 5,000 square feet of such office #use#, up to a maximum of 200 bicycle parking spaces.

 

(c)                       For #developments# or #enlargements# with at least 10,000 square feet of Use Group 6A or 6C retail #use#, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 5,000 square feet of such #use#, up to a maximum of 100 bicycle parking spaces.

 

 

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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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