All or portions of 18 blocks in four distinct areas are proposed to be rezoned R4-1: along Bay 32nd Street, Beach Channel Drive and Eggert Street in Bayswater and along Empire Avenue in Far Rockaway. Residential development in these areas is a mix of detached and semi-detached one- and two family houses.
In R4-1 districts, residential development is limited to one- and two-family detached and semi-detached residences with a maximum building height of 35 feet. The minimum lot size and lot width requirements are 2,375 square feet and 25 linear feet for new detached residences, and 1,700 square feet and 18 linear feet for semi-detached development. The maximum FAR is 0.9 (including a 0.15 attic allowance). One parking space is required per residential unit.