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Projects & Proposals > Brooklyn > Midwood Printer Friendly Version
Midwood Rezoning - Approved!
Proposed Zoning
Overview | Existing Zoning and Context | Proposed Zoning

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The proposed zoning would:
    Midwood Proposed Zoning Mao
    Proposed Zoning, Building Configuration and Land Use Map
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    PDF Document Map of zoning as adopted by the City Council on April 5, 2006

  • Reinforce established built contexts and prevent out-of-character development by rezoning to contextual districts that do not allow buildings with community facilities to be larger than others in the district;

  • Limit the height of new developments in the predominantly low-rise blocks to 35 feet;

  • Along Avenue K, Ocean Avenue, and Kings Highway, where multi-story apartment houses predominate, require new construction to maintain the existing street wall character; and

  • Along Avenue J, Coney Island Avenue, and the Avenue M commercial corridor, allow construction of new apartment buildings, limited to a height of 80 feet.

The proposed zoning districts are:

R2
An R2 district is proposed for approximately four lots on Avenue O now zoned R6.  R2 – a low-density residential district -- allows only detached one-family houses with a maximum FAR of 0.5 and a minimum lot width of 40 feet.  Two side yards are required.  One off-street parking space is required for each unit.  Community facilities in R2 districts have a maximum FAR of 0.5.

R4-1
An R4-1 district is proposed for portions of 26 blocks (now zoned R6) where either semi-detached or detached housing is the predominant type (such as East 13th between Elm Avenue and Avenue O).  R4-1 – a low-density residential district -- allows only detached and semi-detached one- and two-family houses with a maximum FAR of 0.9, a maximum perimeter wall height of 21 feet and a maximum building height of 35 feet.  Two side yards are required if the houses are detached and one if the houses are semi-detached.  One off-street parking space is required for each unit.  Community facilities in R4-1 districts have a maximum FAR of 2.0.

R5
Parts of 10 blocks in the existing C4-3 district would be rezoned to R5.  R5 allows detached, semi-detached and attached houses with an FAR of 1.25 (2.0 for community facilities), a maximum street wall height of 30 feet and a maximum building height of 40 feet. One parking space is required for each unit or 85% of the units if grouped.

R5B
All or parts of 16 blocks in the existing R6 district would be rezoned to R5B.  R5B allows detached, semi-detached and attached houses with an FAR of 1.35 (2.0 for community facilities), a maximum street wall height of 30 feet and a maximum building height of 33 feet. One parking space is required for each unit or 66% of the units if grouped.  Parking in front of buildings is not permitted.

R7A
All or parts of 55 blocks are proposed to be rezoned from R6 to R7A, including the Avenue M commercial corridor, much of Ocean Avenue, as well as sections of Kings Highway, Coney Island Avenue, Avenue J and Avenue K.  In addition, three areas on Coney Island Avenue would be rezoned from C8-2 to R7A.  These are wide streets with a predominant character of multi-story apartment buildings built to the street line. R7A is a medium-density contextual residential district with a maximum FAR of 4.0 for all buildings, a maximum street wall height of 60 feet before setback and a maximum building height of 80 feet.  Parking is required for half the units. The Quality Housing program is mandatory.

C4-4A
Proposed for Avenue J between Coney Island Avenue and East 16th Street on parts of 10 blocks, a C4-4A district would replace the C4-3 district, imposing an 80-foot height limit for all new construction.  C4-4A is a medium-density contextual commercial district which allows residential, commercial and community facility buildings with a maximum FAR of 4.0, a maximum street wall height of 60 feet and a maximum building height of 80 feet.

Commercial Overlay Changes
The current C2-3 commercial overlay along the Avenue M commercial corridor would be reduced in depth from 150 feet to 100 feet.  New C2-3 commercial overlays are proposed for portions of five blocks along Coney Island Avenue, between  Avenue P and Locust Avenue, where the underlying zoning would be changed from C8-2 to R7-A and where there are existing commercial uses.

C2-3 is a commercial overlay district mapped within residential districts, which allows retail uses. In C2-3 overlays in lower density residential districts (R5 and below), the maximum commercial FAR is 1.0. In R6 and higher districts, the maximum commercial FAR is 2.0.



Overview | Existing Zoning and Context | Proposed Zoning


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