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Projects & Proposals > Manhattan > East Harlem Printer Friendly Version
East Harlem Rezoning Proposal - Approved!
EXISTING ZONING

Objectives | Existing Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review
Existing Zoning
east harlem existing zoning map
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Most of the rezoning area is within an R7-2 district, which allows 3.44 FAR for residential uses and 6.5 FAR for community facility uses such as schools, hospitals and houses of worship. On wide streets (75 feet or greater in width), residential development that complies with the Quality Housing program is allowed up to 4.0 FAR. On narrow streets (less than 75 feet wide), residential Quality Housing developments are allowed at 3.44 FAR.

Within the rezoning area, a C4-4 general commercial district is mapped on Third Avenue between East 115th and East 122nd streets. This district fosters regional shopping with a wide range of commercial uses. C4-4, an R7-2 equivalent, allows 3.44 FAR for residential uses, 6.5 FAR for community facility uses and 3.4 FAR for commercial uses. One off-street parking space per 1,000 feet of commercial floor area for most retail uses is required in C4-4 districts, however parking requirements are waived if less than 40 parking spaces are required.

Neighborhood commercial uses are facilitated by C1-4, C1-5, C2-4 and C2-5 commercial overlays. These overlays are on major avenues and wide cross streets. They are distinguished by range of allowed uses and parking requirements. As local service districts, C2-4 and C2-5 overlays allow a wider range of commercial uses than those allowed in C1-4 and C1-5 districts. C1-4 and C2-4 districts require one parking space per 1,000 square feet of commercial use, whereas C1-5 and C2-5 districts do not require parking.

Few portions of the rezoning area are zoned for manufacturing uses. An M1-4 light manufacturing district is located along East 110th Street between First and Second avenues. M1-4 allows 6.5 FAR for some community facility uses and 2.0 FAR for commercial and manufacturing uses. Adjacent to the M1-4 district, there is an M3-2 heavy manufacturing district that encompasses almost the entire block between East 110th and East 111th streets. M3 districts allow 2.0 FAR for commercial and manufacturing uses.

The Special Transit Land Use District is mapped on Second Avenue, portions of which are in the rezoning area. New construction within this district is required to provide a public easement associated with future subway improvements; the Department's proposal does not include any changes to this district.

Building Bulk Under Existing Zoning
r-7 building bulk under existing zoning
R7-2
Maximum building height: none
Maximum residential FAR: 3.44
R7-2 bulk diagram  with community facility: avenue context
R7-2 with community facility
Maximum building height: none
Maximum community facility FAR: 6.5



Brief explanations of terms in green italics can be viewed by clicking on the term. Words and phrases followed by an asterisk (*) are defined terms in the Zoning Resolution, primarily in Section 12-10. Consult the Zoning Resolution for the official and legally binding definitions of these words and phrases.

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