On January 20, 2009 the proposed zoning text amendment (N 090185 ZRR) was referred to all Staten Island community boards, the Staten Island Borough Board and the Borough President for a 60 day review period.
On May 6, 2009 the City Planning Commission adopted the text amendment with modifications*(read the CPC report).
On June 10, 2009, the City Council adopted the Cross Access Connection Text Amendment.
View the adopted text amendment. The text changes are now in effect.
* City Planning Commission Modifications
In response to concerns raised during the public review, the following modifications were made:
- Recognizing that small parking lots may have difficulty meeting the proposed regulations, Section 36-591 has been modified to change the text’s applicability threshold from 18 parking spaces or 6,000 square feet of open parking area to 36 parking spaces or 12,000 square feet of parking area.
- Since the developer of the second lot to develop will have limited design options because an easement location has already been selected for the first lot to develop, Sections 36-592 and 36-594 has been modified to allow more design flexibility by requiring the first zoning lot to develop to provide Cross Access easements at the end of all traffic lanes where applicable. The referred text required that the developer choose only one location. This modification allows the second developer to choose that Cross Access location which works best.
- In order to allow owners of existing adjacent developed lots to have the ability to establish a Cross Access Connection between their sites and to allow the removal of existing required landscaping and parking. Section 36-594 has been modified to allow the Cross Access Certification to be available to existing sites. Consequently, such owners would be able to take advantage of the parking and landscaping waivers available under the Cross Access Certification.
For additional information, contact the Department of City Planning's Staten Island Borough Office at 718.556-7240.
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