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Projects & Proposals > Queens > Briarwood Printer Friendly Version
Briarwood Rezoning - Approved!
Existing Context and Zoning
Introduction | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review
The Briarwood rezoning area is currently zoned R3A, R4, R4-1 and R6A (see attached Map Figure 4: Existing Zoning). The area zoned R4 has been unchanged since 1961 while the other areas were rezoned in 1996.

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R3A
The R3A district permits one- and two-family detached residences at a maximum allowable floor area ratio (FAR) of 0.6 (including a 0.1 FAR attic allowance).  Community facilities are allowed at a maximum FAR of 1.0.  A minimum lot width of 25 feet and a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet are required.   The perimeter wall may rise 21 feet before sloping or being set back to achieve a maximum height of 35 feet.  One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R4
The R4 district permits all types of residences including multifamily residential development at a maximum FAR of 0.9 (including a 0.15 attic allowance). On predominantly built up blocks where R4 infill regulations could apply, the maximum residential FAR is 1.35. Community facilities are allowed at a maximum FAR of 2.0. A minimum lot width of 40 feet and a minimum lot area of 3,800 square feet are required for detached houses, and a minimum lot width of 18 feet and minimum lot area of 1,700 square feet is required for all other residential buildings. The perimeter wall may rise 25 feet before being set back to achieve a maximum building height of 35 feet. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R4-1
The R4-1 district permits one- and two-family detached and semi-detached residences at a maximum FAR of 0.9 (including a 0.15 FAR attic allowance). A maximum FAR of 2.0 is allowed for community facilities. A minimum lot width of 25 feet and a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet are required for detached houses, and a minimum lot width of 18 feet and minimum lot area of 1,700 square feet are required for semi-detached residences. The perimeter wall may rise 25 feet before sloping back to a maximum building height of 35 feet. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

R6A
Development in an R6A zone abuts a proposed R4B zone on Pershing Crescent.
Development in an R6A zone abuts a proposed R4B zone on Pershing Crescent
The R6A district permits all types of residences at a maximum FAR of 3.0.  R6A requires a street wall height between 40-60 feet and has a maximum height of 70 feet.  This zone typically produces 6- or 7-story apartment buildings set on the street line.  Community facilities are allowed at an FAR of 3.0.  Off street parking for 50% of the dwelling units is required. 

Existing Zoning
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Introduction | Existing Context and Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review


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