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Bellerose – Floral Park – Glen Oaks Rezoning - Approved!
Existing Context and Zoning
Overview | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review
Existing Zoning Map
Existing Zoning Map
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The Bellerose-Floral Park-Glen Oaks rezoning area consists of seven existing zoning districts: R2, R3A, R3-1, R3-2, R4, R4-1 and C8-1.  C1-2 and C2-2 commercial overlay districts are mapped along Jericho Turnpike, Union Turnpike and Hillside and Braddock Avenues.  These zoning districts, for the most part, have remained unchanged since 1961 when the current Zoning Resolution was adopted, and has resulted in new development that is substantially denser and larger than surrounding built contexts.  And along the area’s major commercial and shopping corridors C1-2 and C2-2 commercial overlays are generally mapped to a depth of 150 feet, which has allowed commercial uses to encroach onto residential streets.

The current zoning does not adequately ensure that future development will reinforce the prevailing character of these suburban communities. PDF Document View the zoning comparison chart.

 

 

 

RESIDENTIAL CONTEXTS
Single-family detached homes at 83rd Avenue and 265 Street (Floral Park)
Single-family detached homes at 83rd Avenue and 265 Street (Floral Park)
Single-family detached homes at 263rd Street and 72nd Road (Royal Ranch)
Single-family detached homes at 263rd Street and 72nd Road (Royal Ranch)
Single-family homes at Commonwealth Boulevard and 88th Road (Bellerose)
Single-family homes at Commonwealth Boulevard and 88th Road (Bellerose)
Single-family homes at 267th Street and 77th Avenue (New Hyde Park)
Single-family homes at 267th Street and 77th Avenue (New Hyde Park)


R2
R2 is the predominant zone in the rezoning area and generally mapped east of the Cross Island Parkway and north of 87th Drive.  Smaller areas zoned R2 are found on 6 blocks just east of the intersection of Grand Central Parkway and Little Neck Parkway, an 11-block area north of Hillside Avenue and west of Cross Island Parkway and a 13-block area south of Union Turnpike, between Winchester Boulevard and 239th Street.

R2 districts permit only single-family, detached residences on lots that have a minimum area of 3,800 square feet and a minimum lot width of 40 feet.  The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) is 0.5.  There is no maximum building height; instead, the building’s maximum height is determined by its sky exposure plane, which has a varying height depending on where the building is located on its zoning lot beyond the minimum required front yard.  A 15-foot minimum front yard is required.  Community facilities are permitted at a maximum FAR of 0.5.  One parking space per dwelling unit is required.

R3A
An existing R3A district is mapped north of Braddock Avenue between Cross Island Parkway and Moline Street, and south of 87th Drive, east of Cross Island Parkway.

The R3A district permits one- and two-family detached residences only on lots that have a minimum area of 2,375 square feet and a minimum lot width of 25 feet.  The maximum FAR is 0.6, which also includes a 0.1 attic allowance.  The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet.  The front yard of a new building must be at least as deep as an adjacent front yard with a minimum depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 20 feet.  Community facilities are permitted at a maximum FAR of 1.0.  One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R3-1
An existing R3-1 district is mapped on three blocks south of Hillside, east of Winchester Boulevard.

The R3-1 district permits one- and two-family detached or semi-detached residences.  The maximum FAR is 0.6, which includes a 0.1 attic allowance.  The minimum lot width and lot area depend upon the housing configuration: detached residences require a minimum 40-foot lot width and 3,800 square feet of lot area; semi-detached residences require at least 18 feet of width and 1,700 square feet of lot area.  The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet.  Community facilities are permitted at a maximum FAR of 1.0.  One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R3-2
R3-2 districts are mapped north of Union Turnpike between Little Neck Parkway and 249th Street, south of Braddock Avenue, and north of Braddock Avenue east of Ransom Street.

The R3-2 district is the lowest-density general residence district in which multi-family structures are permitted.  A variety of housing types are permitted including garden apartments, row houses, semi-detached and detached houses.  The maximum FAR is 0.6, which includes a 0.1 attic allowance.  Minimum lot width and lot area depend upon the housing configuration:  detached residences require a 40-foot lot width and 3,800 square feet of lot area; other housing types require lots that have at least 18 feet of width and 1,700 square feet of lot area.  The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet.  Front yards must be at least 15 feet deep.  Community facilities are permitted at an FAR of 1.0.  One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R4
An R4 district is mapped along Braddock Avenue and along a two-block area north of Braddock Avenue between Moline and Ransom Streets.

R4 districts allow the same variety of housing types as the R3-2 district but at a slightly higher density.  The maximum allowable 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 lot area of 1,700 square feet and a minimum lot width of 18 feet.  The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 25 feet.  In a predominantly built up area, a maximum FAR of 1.35 is permitted with the R4 infill provision.  Front yards must be 10 feet deep or, if deeper, a minimum of 18 feet.  Community facilities are permitted at an FAR of 2.0.  One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R4-1
An R4-1 district is mapped on 1-1/2 blocks north of 90th Avenue between Commonwealth Boulevard and Cross Island Parkway.

The R4-1 district permits one- and two-family detached or semi-detached residences.  The maximum FAR is 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance.  The minimum lot width and lot area depend upon the housing type:  detached residences require a minimum 25-foot lot width and 2,375 square feet of lot area.  Semi-detached residences require a minimum 18-foot lot width and 1,700 square feet of lot area.  The maximum building height is 35 feet, with a maximum perimeter wall height of 25 feet.  Community facilities are permitted at a maximum FAR of 2.0.  One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

C8-1
A C8-1 district is mapped along a portion of Jericho Turnpike east of 249th Street.

C8-1 districts are low-density service districts that allow commercial and community facility uses in Use Groups 4 through 14 and 16.  Residential uses are not permitted.  Typical uses in C8 districts include automotive-related uses, such as auto repair, showrooms, warehouses and car washes.  The maximum FAR for commercial uses in a C8-1 district is 1.0.  Maximum building height is determined by a sky exposure plane, which begins at a height of 30 feet above the street line.  Off-street parking requirements vary with the use.  Community facility uses are permitted at a maximum FAR of 2.4.

Commercial Overlays
C1 and C2 commercial overlay districts are mapped along Jericho Turnpike, Braddock Avenue, Hillside Avenue and Union Turnpike.  C1 and C2 overlays are generally mapped within residential districts and allow a range of local retail and service establishments needed in residential neighborhoods.  C1 districts permit Use Groups 1 through 6, while C2 districts permit Use Groups 1 through 9 and 14.

When C1 and C2 overlay districts are mapped within R1 through R5 residential districts the maximum commercial FAR is 1.0, with commercial uses limited to the first floor in mixed-use buildings.  Off- street parking requirements vary with the use.  In C1-2 and C2-2 overlays, most retail uses require one accessory parking space per 300 square feet of commercial floor space, although the requirements can range between one space per 200 square feet and one space per 800 square feet.






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