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Projects & Proposals > Bronx > Morrisania Rezoning Printer Friendly Version
Morrisania Rezoning Proposal - Approved!
Existing and Proposed Zoning
Introduction | Background and Context | Existing and Proposed Zoning

Zoning Map Amendments (ULURP # 030333 ZMX)
Most of the Morrisania rezoning area is currently zoned M1-1, except for one blockfront on Third Avenue between East 163rd and East 164th streets which is zoned R6/C2-4. The proposal would rezone the entire area to a mixed use MX(M1-1/R7-2) district.

Existing Zoning
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Proposed Zoning
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Zoning Text Amendment (ULURP # N 030334 ZRX)

A zoning text amendment to Section 123-90 (Special Mixed Use Districts) of the Zoning Resolution is proposed in order to establish a Special Mixed Use Zoning District (MX-6) within the rezoning area. The Special Mixed-Use District permits, in general, uses allowed in residential and manufacturing districts.

The existing M1-1 zoning district permits light manufacturing uses and a range of commercial and community facility uses. General services and manufacturing uses such as warehousing, printing plants and wholesale establishments are permitted. Although the permitted maximum floor area ratio (FAR) for commercial uses is 1.0, supermarkets and certain other large retail uses are limited to 10,000 square feet. Residential uses are not permitted in M1-1 districts.

 

photo of Auto parts distributer and auto-repair shop
Auto parts distributor and auto-repair shop; typical commercial businesses located within the rezoning area at East 169th Street and Third Avenue.

photo of Occupied two-family homes found along Washington Avenue
Occupied two-family homes found along Washington Avenue between East 166th and East 167th streets.


The proposed MX(M1-1/R7-2) mixed-use district would permit manufacturing, commercial, residential and community facility uses. It allows for new residential development, while allowing existing manufacturing and commercial uses to remain and grow. It will also bring existing residential uses into conformance with zoning. No existing business would be displaced or become a non-conforming use as a result of the rezoning.

In the proposed MX(M1-1/R7-2) mixed-use district, residential uses would generally be governed by R7-2 residence district regulations which allows a maximum residential FAR of 3.44. A typical residential development would be a six-story building with ground floor commercial. Manufacturing uses would also be permitted on the ground floor. Manufacturing and commercial uses would generally be subject to M1-1 manufacturing district regulations which allows a maximum FAR of 1.0. This generally results in a one-story manufacturing or commercial building. Community facility uses would be governed by a combination of residential and manufacturing bulk regulations. The maximum FAR for community facilities would be determined by the underlying R7-2 residential zoning district to a maximum permitted FAR of 6.5. Community facilities would be subject to the underlying M1-1 zoning district bulk and parking regulations.

 

photo of Six-story multi-family building with storefront house of worship.
Six-story multi-family building with storefront house of worship.

photo of Five-story multi-family building at Gouverneur Place and Washington Avenue.
Five-story multi-family building at Gouverneur Place and Washington Avenue.


Introduction | Background and Context | Existing and Proposed Zoning


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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