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Projects & Proposals > Staten Island> LDGMA Printer Friendly Version
LDGMA Text Amendment and Commercial Corridor Rezoning - Approved!

  Update January 18, 2011:
On January 18, 2011 the City Council adopted the LDGMA Text Amendment and Commercial Corridor Rezoning. The zoning text amendments are now in effect. PDF Document View the adopted text amendment.

As part of the on-going efforts of the Mayor’s Staten Island Growth Management Task Force, the Department of City Planning is proposing a text amendment to Lower Density Growth Management Areas (LDGMA). This text amendment responds to concerns regarding large-scale medical facilities and day care centers that are located in lower-density districts and do not provide sufficient parking. The proposal would provide stricter regulations in residential areas while encouraging these uses in more appropriate commercial districts. In addition to Staten Island, the text amendment would apply to Bronx’s Community Board 10, which is designated as an LDGM area and present the same issues.

The proposal addresses how current LDGM commercial rules are applied in Staten Island. The proposal would also include the rezoning of three existing commercial corridors along Richmond Avenue and Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island that are located in residential zoning districts and where existing LDGMA commercial regulations and commercial parking lot design guidelines do not apply. This rezoning would provide a consistent regulatory framework for these corridors and facilitate reinvestment by business owners.


What do the changes entail?

  • Proposed Medical Offices and Day Care Centers Text Amendment
    • The Department of City Planning is proposing a text amendment to address the issue of over-sized and under-parked medical offices and day care centers in lower-density Residential Districts. The proposal would limit the size of future buildings with medical offices and day care centers to the same rules as any residential building surrounding it.
    • Applicability: LDGM areas of Staten Island and Bronx’s Community Board 10.

  • Proposed Commercial Regulation Updates
    • Stricter Lower Density Growth Management Area commercial rules were adopted in October and December 2005. These rules restricted Residential uses  to above the ground floor in commercial districts to allow buildings with residential units above retail. Since then, implementation and practice of those rules have identified several unattended consequences that have hampered appropriate development and are proposed to be corrected.
    • Applicability: LDGM areas of Staten Island
  • Proposed Commercial Corridor Rezoning
    • The Department of City Planning has identified several commercial corridors that are located in residential districts. LDGMA commercial rules and the updated commercial parking lot design guidelines do not apply to these existing businesses since they are not located in commercial districts.  The rezoning would establish commercial districts at these locations to create a predictable regulatory framework.
    • Applicability: Three proposed rezoning areas on Richmond Avenue and Hylan Boulevard in SI CD 2 and SI CD 3.

Public Review
The LDGM text amendment and Commercial Corridor Rezoning began formal public review on September 13, 2010 with the Department of City Planning’s referral of the non-ULURP LDGM Community Facility zoning text amendment (N 110070 ZRY) to SI CB1, SI CB2, SI CB 3 and Bronx CD 10 and certification of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application (C 110069 ZMR) to SI CB2 and SI CB 3 for the SI Commercial Corridor Rezoning.

Milestones

Target Dates

Department of City Planning Certification

September 13, 2010

Staten Island Community Board 1 Approval

October 12, 2010

Staten Island Community Board 2 Approval

October 20, 2010

Staten Island Community Board 3 Approval

September 28, 2010

Bronx Community Board 10 Approval

October 21, 2010

Staten Island Borough Board Approval

November 3, 2010

Staten Island Borough President Approval

November 4, 2010

City Planning Commission Hearing

November 17, 2010

City Planning Commission Approval (Read the CPC Reports)

December 1, 2010

City Council Approval

January 18, 2011

For more information about this proposal please contact either the Department of City Planning’s Staten Island Office at (718) 556-7240 or the Bronx Office at (718) 220-8500.


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Prior Staten Island Task Force Initiatives
Overview
Residential Regulation Changes - Approved August 12th, 2004
Commercial Overlay Boundary Changes/Eliminations - Approved October 11th, 2005
LDGMA Follow-Up Text Amendments - Approved December 8th, 2005
Commercial Regulation Changes - Approved December 21st, 2005
Commercial Rezonings - Approved December 21st, 2005

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