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Projects & Proposals > Queens > Forest Hills Printer Friendly Version
Forest Hills South Rezoning - Approved!
Proposed Zoning
Introduction | Neighborhood Character & Existing Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review


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R3A
Typical single-family detached homes on 70th Road in the proposed R3A
Typical single-family detached homes on 70th Road in the proposed R3A
Thirty-one blocks north and south of Metropolitan Avenue are characterized by one- and two-family detached buildings on narrow lots.

The proposed R3A for these areas would permit one- and two-family detached buildings.  The minimum lot size and lot width requirements would be 2,375 square feet and 25 feet.  Front yards would be a minimum of 10 feet or at least as deep as an adjacent yard, and one or two side yards totaling eight feet would be required.  The maximum FAR, building height, perimeter wall limit and the parking requirement are the same as the existing R3-2.

R3X
Typical single-family detached home at 74th Avenue between Kessel and Metropolitan in the proposed R3X
Typical single-family detached home at 74th Avenue between Kessel and Metropolitan in the proposed R3X
Three contiguous blocks south of Kessel Street east of Ascan are characterized by one- and two-family detached buildings on large lots. The proposed R3X would permit one- and two-family detached buildings. However, the minimum lot size and lot width is 3,325 square feet and 35 feet, and two required side yards must total at least 10 feet. The maximum FAR, building height, perimeter wall limit and the parking requirement are the same as the existing R3-2.
R3-1
Typical semi-detached home at 75th Road between Kessel and Metropolitan in the proposed R3-1
Typical semi-detached home at 75th Road between Kessel and Metropolitan in the proposed R3-1
One block at the eastern edge of the rezoning area at Union Turnpike and Kessel Street and a portion of the block just to west across 75th Avenue are characterized by semi-detached buildings. 

The proposed R3-1 for this area would permit one- and two-family detached and semi-detached buildings. The minimum lot size and lot width requirements would be 3,800 square feet and 40 feet for new detached homes and 1,700 square feet and 18 feet for semi-detached residences. All residences would require front yards with a minimum depth of 15 feet; detached homes would also require two side yards totaling 13 feet, while all other building types would require one eight-foot side yard.  The maximum permitted FAR of 0.6 (including an attic allowance); maximum building height of 35 feet and the maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet is the same as the existing R3-2 zoning district as is the parking requirement of one off-street space per unit.

Commercial Overlay Changes
C1-2 and C2-2 commercial overlays are currently mapped along Metropolitan Avenue generally to a depth of 150 feet.  C1-2 overlays would be changed to C1-3 overlays and C2-2 overlays would be changed to C2-3 overlays to lower the required parking.  The depths of the existing overlays would be reduced to 100 feet to prevent commercial uses from encroaching on residential side streets. No new commercial overlay districts are proposed as part of the rezoning.

Existing Commercial Buildings along Metropolitan Avenue Existing Commercial Buildings along Metropolitan Avenue Existing Commercial Buildings along Metropolitan Avenue
Existing Commercial Buildings along Metropolitan Avenue





Introduction | Neighborhood Character & Existing Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review


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