The rezoning area includes R5, R6 and R7-1 zoning districts. Each of these districts permits new development at heights and densities that are generally substantially greater than prevailing development patterns in the Olinville neighborhood.
The existing R5 district, located to the south of Gun Hill Road, permits a variety of housing types including detached and semi-detached homes, row houses and small apartment buildings. The maximum FAR is 1.25. The minimum lot size is 3,800 square feet for a detached single- or two-family home, and 1,700 square feet for all other housing types. The minimum lot width is 40 feet for a detached house and 18 feet for all other structures. Front yards must be 10 feet deep if a separate garage structure is being provided, or at least 18 feet deep (to prevent parked cars from protruding onto sidewalks) if parking is provided within the main house. Side yards totaling 8 feet (for semi-detached) and 13 feet (for detached) are required. One parking space per dwelling unit (or 85% of dwelling units if grouped) is required
The existing R6 district is found along Olinville, Willett and Barker avenues and South Oak Drive. It has a maximum residential FAR of 2.43 and a community facility FAR of 4.8. There are no height limits in this district, and typical residential buildings are usually between three and twelve stories. Parking is required for 70% of dwelling units .
R7-1 zoning is located along Bronx Boulevard, Olinville and Barker avenues. R7-1 is a medium-density apartment house district with a maximum residential FAR of 3.44 and a community facility FAR of 4.8. As in the R6 district, there are no height limits in the R7-1, and typical residential buildings are usually between 12 and 14 stories. Parking is required for 60% of dwelling units .
Commercial overlays can be found along White Plains and East Gun Hill roads, the main retail corridors in the neighborhood Within the rezoning area, a C1-3 commercial overlay is mapped along a one-block portion of the R6 district on the south side of South Oak Drive between Barnes and Bronxwood avenues. C1-3 zoning permits local retail and personal service shops (in Use Group 6) often found adjacent to residential neighborhoods with a maximum commercial FAR of 2.0.
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