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Projects & Proposals>Queens>Auburndale/Oakland Gardens/Hollis Hills Printer Friendly Version
Auburndale Oakland Gardens Hollis Hills Rezoning - Approved!
Proposed Zoning
Overview | Existing Zoning & Context | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

Oakland Gardens/Hollis Hills Sub Area - Proposed Zoning and Land Use Conditions
Oakland Gardens-Hollis Hills
Auburndale Sub-Area - Proposed Zoning and Land Use Conditions
Auburndale
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The proposed Zoning Map amendments will replace all or a portions of existing R1-2, R2, R3-1, R3-2, R4, R4-1 and R5 zoning districts with R1-2A, R2A, R3X, R4-1, R4B, and R5D districts, as well as replace certain C1-2 and C2-2 Commercial overlay districts with C1-3 and C1-2 overlays. PDF Document View zoning comparison chart.



Proposed R1-2A (from R1-2)
Single detached homes on 213th Street in proposed R1-2A district
Single detached homes on 213th Street in proposed R1-2A district

R1-2A zoning is proposed for all or portions of 12 blocks bounded by Long Island Expressway to the north, 67th Avenue to the south and between 210th Street to Bell Boulevard.

The proposed R1-2A zoning district permits only single-family, detached houses on lots with a minimum width of 60 feet and a minimum area of 5,700 square feet. The R1-2A district has a maximum building height of 35 feet and a maximum perimeter wall height of 25 feet. The maximum allowed FAR is 0.5, and floor area exemptions for accessory parking are limited and include no more than 300 square feet for a one car garage and 500 square feet for a two car garage. One parking space per dwelling unit is required.

The proposed R1-2A zoning would maintain the existing low-density character of detached, single-family housing on larger lots and it will ensure that future development would be closer in scale to surrounding residences.


Proposed R2A (from R2, R3-1, R3-2 and R4-1)
Single family detached homes on 224th Street in a proposed R2A district
Single family detached homes on 224th Street in a proposed R2A district

R2A zoning is proposed for all or portions of 295 blocks including two areas in Auburndale, most of Hollis Hills and a portion of Oakland Gardens.

One portion of Auburndale where R2A zoning is proposed is generally located south of 47th Avenue between Robinson Street and the Clearview Expressway and north of the Long Island Expressway. The other proposed Auburndale R2A area is located south of Station Road and north of 46th Avenue, generally between 166th and 172nd Streets. In Hollis Hills R2A zoning is proposed generally south of 76th and Richland Avenues between Hollis Hills Terrace, 86th Avenue and Cloverdale Boulevard. In Oakland Gardens R2A zoning is proposed in two portions: one is bounded by Alley Pond Park to the south and east and 69th Avenue to the north and 222nd Street to the west, and the other is bounded by Cloverdale Boulevard on the west, 64th Avenue on the north, 233rd Street on the east and 67th Avenue on the south.

The proposed R2A districts permit only single-family, detached homes at a maximum FAR of 0.5. In R2A districts, floor area exemptions are limited and include no more than 300 square feet for enclosed accessory parking. The maximum building height in R2A districts is 35 feet and the maximum perimeter wall height is 21 feet. In addition to the 15-foot minimum front yard requirement, a deeper front yard would be required (up to 20 feet) if needed to line up with the yard depth of an adjacent building. The maximum lot coverage under R2A is 30%, including any exterior garage. One parking space per dwelling unit is required.

The proposed R2A zoning would maintain the character of the existing detached single-family housing in these areas and ensures that future development would be closer in scale to surrounding residences.


Proposed R3X (from R2, R3-1, R3-2, and R5)
Two family detached homes on 57th Road in a proposed R3X district
Two family detached homes on 57th Road in a proposed R3X district

R3X zoning is proposed for all or portions of 71 blocks. In Auburndale, there are three areas where R3X is proposed. The first area is generally bounded by Station Road to the north and Northern Boulevard to the south, between 172nd Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard. The second area is generally bounded by Northern Boulevard to the north and 47th Avenue to the south, between 172nd Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard. The third area is generally bounded by Hollis Court Boulevard to the north, 47th Avenue to the south and Fresh Meadow Lane to the west. In Oakland Gardens, R3X is proposed for the area generally bounded by 57 Avenue to the north and 67th Avenue to the south, between Cloverdale Boulevard and 233rd Street.

The R3X district permits one- or two- family, detached houses. The maximum FAR is 0.6, which includes a 0.1 attic allowance. The minimum lot width is 35 feet and the minimum lot area is 3,325 square feet. In addition to the 10-foot minimum front yard requirement, a deeper front yard would be required to match the yard depth of an adjacent building up to 20 feet. The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

The proposed R3X zoning would more closely match the predominant character of these areas which consists of one- or two family detached buildings.


Proposed R3-1 (from R2 and R3-2)
Semi-attached building on 212th Street in a proposed R3-1 district
Semi-attached building on 212th Street in a proposed R3-1 district

R3-1 zoning is proposed for all or portions of 38 blocks. Four small areas in Auburndale are proposed to be rezoned to R3-1, as well as a larger area south of Rocky Hill Road and north of the Long Island Expressway between the Clearview Expressway and 208th Street. In Oakland Gardens, R3-1 is proposed for six blocks located south of 67th Avenue and north of 69th Avenue between 210th Street and Bell Boulevard.

The R3-1 district allows one- and two-family detached and semi-detached developments. The maximum FAR is 0.6, which includes a 0,1 attic allowance. The minimum lot width for detached structures is 40 feet and the minimum lot area is 3,800 square feet. Semi-detached homes require lots that are at least 18 feet wide with a minimum 1,700 square feet. The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

The proposed R3-1 zoning would more closely reflect the character of detached and semi-detached housing that typifies development in these locations.


Proposed R4 (from R5)
Multi-family walk-up apartments on Station Road in a proposed R4 district
Multi-family walk-up apartments on Station Road in a proposed R4 district

The R4 district is proposed for portions or all of 4 blocks. This area is bounded on the north by Station Road and 42nd Avenue on the south and between 190th Street and 194th Street.

The R4 district permits a variety of housing types, including detached, semi-detached, attached and multi-family buildings. The maximum FAR is 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance. Detached residences require a minimum lot area of 3,800 square feet and a minimum lot width of 40 feet. Semi-detached and attached residences require a minimum of 1,700 square feet in area and a minimum lot width of 18 feet. A front yard of at least 10 feet is required, and if the front yard exceeds 10 feet, then a front yard depth of 18 feet is required. The maximum building height is 35 feet with a maximum perimeter wall height of 25 feet. Community facilities are permitted at an FAR of 2.0. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

The proposed R4 district would ensure that future development more closely matches the density and scale of existing development in this area.


Proposed R4-1 (from R1-2, R3-2 and R4)
Semi-attached building on 229th Street Avenue in a proposed R4-1 district
Semi-attached building on 229th Street Avenue in a proposed R4-1 district

R4-1 zoning is proposed for all or portions of 23 blocks. There are three areas proposed for this district. One area is in Auburndale generally located south of 46th Avenue and north of Hollis Court Boulevard between 189th and 192nd Streets. Two areas are in Oakland Gardens: one is generally located south of 56th Avenue and north of the Long Island Expressway between Springfield Boulevard and 229th Street, and one is generally located south of the Long Island Expressway and north of 67th Avenue between Bell Boulevard and 219th Street.

The R4-1 district allows one- and two-family detached and semi-detached residential development. The maximum FAR is 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance. For detached development the minimum lot area is 2,375 square feet and the minimum lot width is 25 feet. For semi-detached development, the minimum lot area is 1,700 square feet and the minimum lot width is 18 feet. A front yard of at least 10 feet is required and must be as deep as an adjacent front yard up to 20 feet. The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 25 feet. Community facilities are permitted an FAR of 2.0. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

The proposed R4-1 zoning more closely reflects the predominant building pattern found in these areas which consists of one- or two-family, semi-detached houses.


R4B (from R3-2 and R5)
Attached single family homes on 172nd Street in a proposed R4B district
Attached single family homes on 172nd Street in a proposed R4B district

The R4B zoning is proposed for all or portions of 5 blocks located in two sections of Auburndale. The first area is located along Station Rd between 193rd Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard. The second area is located along 172nd Street between Northern Boulevard and Station Road.

The R4B district permits one- and two-family residences and is primarily characterized by low-rise row houses. The maximum FAR is 0.9. The maximum building height is 24 feet. Detached residences require a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet and a minimum lot width of 25 feet. All other housing types require a minimum area of 1,700 square feet and a minimum lot width of 18 feet. A front yard of at least 5 feet is required and must be as deep as an adjacent front yard up to 20 feet. Community facilities are permitted an FAR of 2.0. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit and it is not permitted in the front yard.

The proposed R4B zoning would more closely reflect areas that are predominantly developed with one- and two-family rowhouses with  parking access in rear alleys.


R5D (from R2, R3-2 and R4)
Elevator apartment building at Bell Boulevard and 73rd Avenue in a proposed R5D district
Elevator apartment building at Bell Boulevard and 73rd Avenue in a proposed R5D district

R5D zoning is proposed for all or portions of 10 blocks located in two sections of Oakland Gardens. The first section is generally bounded by 73rd Avenue to the north, 210th Street to the west, 217 Street to the east and the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway historic site to the south. The second section generally encompasses the blockfronts at the intersection of Union Turnpike and Springfield Boulevard and extends southeasterly to 86th Avenue and the Grand Central Parkway.

The proposed R5D districts permits all types of residential buildings and permits a maximum FAR of 2.0. The maximum building height is 40 feet. Detached residences require a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet and a minimum lot width of 25 feet. Semi-detached and attached residences require a minimum of 1,700 square feet in area and a minimum lot width of 18 feet. A front yard of at least 5 feet is required and must be as deep as an adjacent front yard up to a maximum of 20 feet. Off-street group parking is required for 66% of the dwelling units. Accessory residential parking can be waived if no more than one space is required.

The R5D zoning more closely reflects the scale of elevator apartment buildings that predominate in these locations.


Commercial Overlay District Modifications
The proposal includes changes to certain existing commercial overlays that are mapped within residential districts in the rezoning area in order to more closely match existing land use patterns.

A C1-2 overlay is proposed to replace a C2-2 overlay, along the north side of the Long Island Expressway between 182nd and 185th Streets and C1-2 overlays along the Long Island Expressway, Hollis Court Boulevard and Union Turnpike will be removed or have their depths reduced in order to preclude commercial uses from intruding into residential mid-blocks. A C1-3 overlay with a 100-foot depth is proposed to replace C1-2 overlays with a 150-foot depth along 46th Avenue between Auburndale Lane and 189th Street.

Maximum commercial floor area in C1-2 and C1-3 districts can reach 1.0 FAR with commercial uses limited to the first floor in mixed-use buildings. Changing the existing C2-2 commercial overlay to C1-2 would limit uses to local retail and service uses in Use Group 6 (e.g. grocery stories, restaurants). In C1-2 districts, most retail uses require one accessory off-street parking space per 300 square feet of commercial floor space, though the requirements may range between one space per 200 square feet and one space per 800 square feet of commercial floor area. Changing existing C1-2 overlays to C1-3 overlays would reduce required off-street parking for most retails uses from one space per 300 square feet of commercial floor space to one space per 400 square feet of commercial space.





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