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Projects & Proposals > Bronx > Olinville Printer Friendly Version
Olinville Rezoning - Approved!
Proposed Text Amendment
Overview | Existing Zoning | Proposed Text Amendment | Proposed Zoning Map Changes
DCP proposes a new zoning district—R5A—that would permit only large detached houses with a contextual building form on smaller and narrower zoning lots than required in R5 districts. In the proposed R5A district:
  • New housing would be limited to one and two-family detached buildings.
  • The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) would be 1.1 with an additional 300 square feet of floor area for provision of a detached garage.
  • Minimum lot size would be 2,850 square-feet and minimum lot width would be 30 feet.
  • A line-up provision would require front yards to be either 10 feet deep or at least as deep as adjacent front yards.
  • Two side yards totaling at least 13 feet and each one at least 5 feet wide would be required.
  • A minimum distance of 8 feet between buildings on adjacent zoning lots is mandated.
  • The maximum building height would be 35 feet with a maximum perimeter wall of 25 feet.
  • One parking space would be required per dwelling unit (100%).

Comparison of Existing R5 and Proposed R5A District

  Existing R5 District Proposed R5A District
Housing Type All housing types One-and Two-Family detached
Minimum Lot Area 3,800 sf Detached; 1,700 sf Other 2,850 square feet
Minimum Lot Width 40 feet Detached; 18 feet Other 30 feet
Floor Area Ratio 1.25 1.1 + 300 sf. increase for providing a detached garage
Front Yard 10 or 18 feet minimum 10 feet or at least as deep as adjacent front yard
Side Yards Detached: 2 required, 13 feet total, 5 feet minimum 2 required, 13 feet total (minimum); 2 feet minimum (8 feet minimum between buildings)
Maximum Height 40 feet (30-foot street wall) 35 feet (25-foot street wall)
Parking 85% of dwelling units 100% of dwelling units
Sources: New York City Zoning Resolution (existing), New York City Department of City Planning (proposed), August 2005.

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Overview | Existing Zoning | Proposed Text Amendment | Proposed Zoning Map Changes

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