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Projects & Proposals > Queens > Ozone Park Printer Friendly Version
Ozone Park Rezoning - Approved!
Proposed Zoning
Overview | Existing Zoning & Context | Proposed Zoning | Public Review
Land Use and Existing Zoning
Land Use and Proposed Zoning
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The proposed actions would encompass approximately 530 blocks. The proposed rezoning replaces all or portions of existing R3-1, R3-2, R4, R5, C4-2, C8-1, M1-1, and M1-2 districts with R3A, R3X, R4A, R4-1, R4B, R5B, R5D, R6B and R6A districts. The proposed rezoning also replaces existing C1-2 and C2-2 overlays with C1-3 and C2-3, overlays, eliminates portions of existing C1-2 and C2-2 overlays, and establishes new C1-3 and C2-3 overlays.

The proposed contextual zoning strategy is intended to reinforce the character of Ozone Park’s residential blocks and ensure future development will be more consistent with the surrounding neighborhood’s building patterns. The proposed rezoning also provides opportunities for strengthening the mixed-use character of the neighborhood’s shopping streets. In addition, modifications to commercial overlay districts will prevent commercial uses from encroaching onto residential side streets. New commercial overlay districts will be mapped to recognize existing commercial uses and provide new business location opportunities.

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Proposed R3A (from R3-2, R4, C8-1)
One- and two-family detached residence on 114th Street within the proposed R3A district.
One- and two-family detached
residence on 114th Street within
the proposed R3A district.
R3A districts are proposed for three areas covering all or portions of 50 blocks in the rezoning area. These R3A districts will reinforce one- and two-family detached residential buildings on narrow lots typically found on these blocks.

The R3A district allows one- or two-family detached residences with a maximum FAR of 0.6, which includes a 0.1 attic allowance. The minimum required lot area is 2,375 square feet, and the minimum lot width is 25 feet. The maximum perimeter wall height is 21 feet, and the maximum building height is 35 feet. The front yard of a new residence must be at least as deep as an adjacent front yard, with a minimum depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 20 feet. One off-street parking space is required for each dwelling unit. Community facilities are permitted an FAR of 1.0.

Proposed R3X (from R3-2)
One- and two- family detached houses on 115th Street within the proposed R3X district.
One- and two- family detached
houses on 115th Street within
the proposed R3X district.
R3X districts are proposed for two sections covering all or portions of 46 blocks in the rezoning area. These R3X districts will reinforce one- and two-family detached residences typically found on these blocks.

The R3X district allows one- or two-family detached residences with a maximum FAR of 0.6, which includes a 0.1 attic allowance. The maximum perimeter wall height is 21 feet and the maximum building height is 35 feet. The minimum required lot area is 3,325 square feet, and the minimum lot width is 35 feet. The front yard of a new residence must be at least as deep as an adjacent front yard, with a minimum depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 20 feet. One off-street parking space is required for each dwelling unit. Community facilities are permitted an FAR of 1.0.

Proposed R4-1 (from R3-2, R4, R5, C4-2, C8-1, M1-1 and M1-2)
One- and two- family semi-detached houses on 133rd Street within the proposed R4-1 district
One- and two- family semi-detached houses on 133rd Street within the proposed R4-1 district
R4-1 districts are proposed for sixteen areas covering all or portions of 223 blocks. These R4-1 districts will reinforce the one- and two-family detached and semi-detached residential buildings predominantly found on these blocks.

R4-1 zoning allows one- and two-family detached and semi-detached residences with a maximum FAR of 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance. The maximum perimeter wall height is 25 feet and the maximum building height is 35 feet. For detached houses, the minimum required lot area is 2,375 square feet, and the minimum lot width is 25 feet. For semi-detached houses, the minimum required lot area is 1,700 square feet, and the minimum lot width is 18 feet. The front yard of a new residence must be at least as deep as an adjacent front yard, with a minimum depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 20 feet. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit. Community facilities are permitted an FAR of 2.0.

Proposed R4A (from R3-2, R4, C4-2, and C8-1)
One and two-family detached houses on 117th Street within the proposed R4A district
One and two-family detached houses on 117th Street within the proposed R4A district
R4A districts are proposed for five sections covering all or portions of 130 blocks. These R4A districts will reinforce the one- and two-family detached residential buildings that predominate on these blocks.

R4A zoning allows one- and two-family detached residences with a maximum FAR of 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance. The maximum perimeter wall height is 21 feet and the maximum building height is 35 feet. The minimum required lot area is 2,850 square feet, and the minimum lot width is 30 feet. The front yard of a new residence must be at least as deep as an adjacent front yard, with a minimum depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 20 feet. One off-street parking space is required for each dwelling unit. Community facilities are permitted an FAR on 2.0.

Proposed R4B (from R4 & R5)
Low-rise rowhouses on 77th Street within the proposed R4B district
Low-rise rowhouses on 77th Street within the proposed R4B district
R4B districts are proposed for five areas covering all or portions of 31 blocks. These R4B districts will reinforce one- and two-family rowhouses typically found on these blocks.

The R4B district allows one- and two-family detached, semi-detached and attached residences, but it is primarily characterized by low-rise rowhouses with required parking located in rear common driveways. The maximum FAR is 0.9 and the maximum building height is 24 feet. Detached residences require a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet and a minimum lot width of 25 feet. All other housing types require a minimum area of 1,700 square feet and a minimum lot width of 18 feet. The front yard can be a minimum 5 feet deep, but it must be as deep as one adjacent front yard up to 20 feet. One parking space is required for each dwelling unit, and front yard parking is prohibited. Community facilities are permitted an FAR of 2.0.

Proposed R5B (from R5)
One- and two- family attached houses on 76th Street within the proposed R5B district
One- and two- family attached
houses on 76th Street within
the proposed R5B district
R5B districts are proposed for three areas covering all or portions of 11 blocks in the rezoning area. The areas proposed to be rezoned to R5B are predominantly developed with two- and three-story attached and semi-detached buildings.

The R5B district allows all housing types. The maximum residential FAR would be 1.35, and new buildings would be limited to 33 feet in height, with a 30 foot maximum perimeter wall. Detached residences require a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet and a minimum lot width of 25 feet. Semi-detached and attached residences require a minimum of 1,700 square feet in area and a minimum lot width of 18 feet. The front yard can be a minimum 5 feet deep, but it must be as deep as one adjacent front yard up to 20 feet. Off-street group parking is required for 66 percent of the dwelling units, and front yard parking is prohibited in R5B districts. Community facilities are allowed at an FAR of 2.0.

Proposed R5D (from R4 & C8-1)
One-story commercial structure on Cross Bay Boulevard within the proposed R5B district
One-story commercial structure on Cross Bay Boulevard within the proposed R5B district
An R5D district is proposed for on all or portions of eight blocks along or near Cross Bay Boulevard. The proposed R5D district typically fosters development of two- to four-story buildings. Such buildings would reinforce an appropriate scale of development along the boulevard, which is a very wide street that is well-served by City bus service.

R5D districts allow all housing types at a maximum FAR of 2.0. The maximum allowed building height is 40 feet. Detached residences require a minimum lot area of 2,375 square feet and a minimum lot width of 25 feet. Semi-detached and attached residences require a minimum of 1,700 square feet in area and a minimum lot width of 18 feet. The front yard can be a minimum 5 feet deep, but it must be as deep as one adjacent front yard up to 20 feet. Off-street group parking is required for 66 percent of the dwelling units. Accessory residential parking can be waived if no more than one space is required. Community facilities are allowed at an FAR of 2.0.

Proposed R6B (from R3-1, R3-2, R4, R5, C8-1, M1-1 & M1-2)
Apartment building on 101st Avenue within the proposed R6B district
Apartment building on 101st Avenue within the proposed R6B district
R6B districts are proposed for three areas covering all or portions of 215 block fronts located primarily along the neighborhood’s major thoroughfares: Rockaway Boulevard, 101st Avenue, and Liberty Avenue. R6B districts are typically developed with three- to five-story buildings and such buildings would reinforce the typical scale of development along these main streets.

The R6B district allows all housing types. The maximum FAR for all development is 2.0. New buildings would have a minimum base height of 30 feet and a maximum base height of 40 feet. Above this height any portion would be required to set back at least 10 feet from a wide street and 15 feet from a narrow street, and maximum building height is limited to 50 feet. Off-street parking would be required for 50 percent of dwelling units, but this requirement may be waived if five or fewer spaces are required.

Proposed R6A (from C4-2 & C8-1)
Commercial corridor on Liberty Avenue within the proposed R6A district
Commercial corridor on Liberty Avenue within the proposed R6A
district
An R6A district is proposed along the northern and southern block fronts of Liberty Avenue between 118th and 123rd Streets. R6A districts are typically developed with four- to seven-story buildings and such buildings would reinforce the typical scale of development along this portion of Liberty Avenue at the end of the A-train elevated transit line.

R6A districts permit all housing types. The maximum FAR is 3.0 for residential or community facility developments. The minimum base height is 40 feet, and the maximum base height is 60 feet, above which the building must be set back to a depth of at least 10 feet on a wide street and 15 feet on a narrow street. The maximum building height is 70 feet. Off-street parking is required for 50 percent of dwelling units, but this requirement may be waived if five or fewer spaces are required.

Proposed Commercial Overlays C1-4, C2-3, & C2-4

Existing C1 and C2 commercial overlays are mapped along 101st Avenue, Liberty Avenue, and Rockaway Boulevard and serve the local shopping needs of the community. C1 districts permit commercial Use Groups 5 and 6 while C2 districts permit Use Groups 5 though 9 and 14.

The proposed updates to the commercial zoning districts would replace existing C1-2 and C2-2 districts with C2-3, districts and reduce the depth of commercial overlays from 150 to 100 feet to prevent commercial uses from encroaching onto residential streets. New C1-3 and C2-3 commercial overlays are also proposed in certain locations in order to recognize existing commercial uses and provide new business location opportunities. Changing the existing C1-2 and C2-2 commercial overlays to C1-3 and C2-3 commercial overlays would reduce the parking from generally one parking space per 300 square feet of commercial floor area to one space per 400 square feet of commercial floor area.

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