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
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.
Auto parts distributor and auto-repair shop; typical
commercial businesses located within the rezoning
area at East 169th Street and Third 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
Six-story multi-family building with storefront
house of worship.
Five-story multi-family building at Gouverneur
Place and Washington Avenue.