The primary component of the proposal would
affect zoning rules governing FAR, building
heights, and street
is proposed along Second Avenue and along
Third and First avenues in the southern
rezoning area. R8A bulk regulations are
appropriate because of the width of these
streets and their proximity to the subway
along Lexington Avenue. The maximum heights
permitted in R8A districts are appropriate
because they are adjacent to high-rise developments.
a new zoning district, is proposed to replace
the existing C4-4 district along Third Avenue
between East 115th and East 122nd streets.
C4-4D would increase residential FAR on
Third Avenue while retaining the commercial
FAR currently allowed in C4-4 districts.
The existing C4-4 district, an R7-2 equivalent,
allows residential FAR of 3.44 (4.0 under
the Quality Housing option), community facility
FAR of 6.5, and commercial FAR of 3.4.