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Projects & Proposals > Manhattan > Sherman Creek Printer Friendly Version
Sherman Creek Study
Existing Context and Zoning
Introduction | Existing Context and Zoning

 Currently Inactive

This study is currently inactive.  For more information about Sherman Creek please contact the Department of City Planning Manhattan Office at (212) 720-3480.


The Sherman Creek area encompasses two distinct subareas, the Upland Area and the Waterfront Area.

Sherman Creek Study Area
Sherman Creek Study Area


The upland, a residential neighborhood with an R7-2 zoning district, a C4-4 district on Dyckman Street and C1 and C2 commercial overlays on Broadway and 207th Street, is characterized by a dense building stock of five- and six-story buildings and a large number of underutilized commercial sites on Dyckman Street, Broadway and 207th Street, a corridor referred to as the “Commercial U” in the community. Both the C4-4 and R7-2 districts permit a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 3.44 although many of the commercial sites are built only to 1.0 FAR.

Sherman Avenue looking north
Sherman Avenue looking north
207th Street looking east
207th Street looking east



The Waterfront Area is zoned primarily for manufacturing uses.  An M1-1 district permits light industrial and commercial uses with a maximum FAR of 1.0 and an M3-1 district along the waterfront, with a maximum FAR of 2.0, permits heavy industry.  Neither zoning district allows residential uses. Existing uses include wholesale distributors, parking lots and Con Edison facilities in the south. The upland R7-2 district extends into a small portion of this area, which is characterized by five- story residential uses and community facilities.

207th Street looking west
207th Street looking west
206th Street looking east
206th Street looking east



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