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File #: Res 1547-2012    Version: * Name: LU 714 - Amendment of the Zoning Resolution, Brooklyn (N 120296 ZRY)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/11/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 120296 ZRY, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, relating to Article III, Chapter II, Citywide (L.U. No. 714).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-11-12
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 1547
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 120296 ZRY, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, relating to Article III, Chapter II, Citywide (L.U. No. 714).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
 
      WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 7, 2012 its decision dated September 5, 2012 (the "Decision"), pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, regarding an application submitted by the New York City Department of City Planning, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, regarding the proposed text amendment that will establish transparency requirements for R7D, R9D, and C4-5D districts (Application No. N 120296 ZRY), Citywide (the "Application");
 
WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications C 120294 ZMK (L.U. No. 712), a zoning map amendment for an approximately 140-block area in Brooklyn Community District 3 to establish contextual zoning districts and a new Enhanced Commercial District; and N 120295 ZRK (L.U. No. 713), a zoning text amendment to establish a new zoning district, C4-4L; create a new Inclusionary Housing Area; and create a new Enhanced Commercial District;
 
          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 October 3, 2012;
 
           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 Revised Negative Declaration (CEQR No. 12DCP156Y) issued on September 5, 2012, which included (E) designation to avoid the potential for significant adverse impacts related to air quality, noise and hazardous materials ("CEQR Declaration E-285");
 
RESOLVED:
 
      The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment subject to the conditions of the CEQR Declaration E-285.
Pursuant to Sections 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in this report, N 120296 ZRY, incorporated by reference herein, 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 III
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS
 
Chapter 2
Use Regulations
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32-434
Ground floor use in C4-5D and C6-3D Districts and in certain C2 Districts
C4-5D C6-3D
In the districts indicated and in C2 Districts mapped within R7D or R9D Districts, #uses# within #stories# that have a floor level within five feet of #curb level# shall be limited to non-#residential uses# which shall extend along the entire width of the #building#, and lobbies, entrances to subway stations and #accessory# parking spaces, provided such lobbies and entrances do not occupy, in total, more than 25 percent of the #street wall# width of the #building# or more than 20 linear feet of #street wall# frontage on a #wide street# or 30 linear feet on a #narrow street#, whichever is less. Such non-#residential uses# shall have a minimum depth of 30 feet from the #street wall# of the #building#. In C6-3D Districts, a vertical circulation core shall be permitted within such minimum 30 foot depth.
 
Enclosed parking spaces, or parking spaces within a #building#, including such spaces #accessory# to #residences#, shall be permitted to occupy #stories# that have a floor level within five feet of #curb level# provided they are located beyond 30 feet of the #street wall# of the #building#. However, loading berths serving any permitted #use# in the #building# may occupy up to 40 feet of such #street# frontage and, if such #building# fronts on both a #wide street# and a #narrow street#, such loading berth shall be located only on a #narrow street#.
 
In C6-3D Districts, each ground floor level #street wall# of a #commercial# or #community facility use# shall be glazed with materials which may include #show windows#, glazed transoms or glazed portions of doors. Such glazing shall occupy at least 70 percent of the area of each such ground floor level #street wall#, measured to a height of 10 feet above the level of the adjoining sidewalk, public access area or #base plane#, whichever is higher. Not less than 50 percent of the area of each such ground floor level #street wall# shall be glazed with transparent materials and up to 20 percent of such area may be glazed with translucent materials. However, where the #street wall# or portion thereof fronts an elevated rail line or is located within 50 feet of a #street wall# that fronts an elevated rail line, the glazing requirement of the area of the ground floor level #street wall# may be reduced from 70 percent to 50 percent, and not less than 35 percent of the area of each such ground floor level #street wall# shall be glazed with transparent materials and up to 15 percent of such area may be glazed with translucent materials. Furthermore, all security gates installed after September 30, 2009, that are swung, drawn or lowered to secure #commercial# or #community facility# premises shall, when closed, permit visibility of at least 75 percent of the area covered by such gate when viewed from the #street#, except that this provision shall not apply to entrances or exits to parking garages.
 
In C4-5D Districts, and in C2 Districts mapped within R7D or R9D Districts, #buildings# developed after (date of adoption) or for portions of #buildings enlarged# on the ground floor level after (date of adoption), shall comply with the glazing provisions set forth in Section 132-30 (SPECIAL TRANSPARENCY REGULATIONS), inclusive. Such provisions shall apply in such districts to #building# frontages on Fulton Street in the Borough of Brooklyn and to frontages on Webster Avenue in the Borough of the Bronx. However, these provisions shall not apply to #buildings# on #zoning lots# with a width of less than 20 feet, provided such #zoning lot# existed on (date of adoption).
 
 
 
 
 
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 October 11, 2012, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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                                                                          City Clerk, Clerk of The Council