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Projects & Proposals > Queens > Cord Meyer–Forest Hills Printer Friendly Version
Cord Meyer–Forest Hills Rezoning - Approved!
Existing Context and Zoning
Overview | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

Existing Land Use & Zoning
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Named for the local businessman who developed the neighborhood, the Cord Meyer area consists primarily of low-rise houses located in the portion of Forest Hills north of Queens Boulevard between Grand Central Parkway and 108th Street. Approximately 90 percent of the lots are developed as single-family detached houses. Higher-density uses, including apartments, public facilities and commercial structures, are found at the peripheries of the rezoning area.

The entire area is currently zoned R1-2, a lower-density designation for single-family detached residences on relatively large lots. Lots in R1-2 districts require a minimum width of 60 feet and a minimum area of 5,700 square feet.

The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) is 0.5.  The floor area of the lowest story is exempt from floor area calculations if the ground floor has a garage. One parking space per dwelling unit is required. Community facilities also have a maximum FAR of 0.5. 

There is no fixed maximum building height. The building’s envelope is determined by the sky exposure plane.

Out-of-context single-family detached house on Jewel Avenue.

Out-of-context single-family detached house on Jewel Avenue.


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