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Projects & Proposals > Queens > St. Albans / Hollis Printer Friendly Version
St. Albans / Hollis Rezoning - Approved!
Existing Zoning & Context
Overview | Existing Zoning & Context | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

Existing Zoning Map
Existing Zoning Map
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The St. Albans / Hollis rezoning area currently includes five residential zoning districts. The existing residential zoning allow a range of housing types, including detached, semi-attached, and attached residences. Commercial districts found within the rezoning area include C1-2, C2-2 and C1-3 commercial overlays mapped along portions of Merrick Boulevard, Farmers Boulevard, Francis Lewis Boulevard, 99th Avenue, Hollis Avenue, Murdock Avenue and Linden Boulevard. The existing zoning has generally remained the same since the 1961 Zoning Resolution went into effect.  


PDF Document View St. Albans / Hollis Zoning Comparison Chart.


R2
The R2 district permits one-family, detached residences on lots with a minimum area of 3,800 square-foot lots and a minimum width of 40 feet. The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) is 0.5. The maximum front wall height is 25 feet, given a minimum front yard depth of 15 feet; each additional linear foot in depth to the front yard yields an additional foot to the building's maximum front wall. There is no maximum building height; instead the building's maximum height is determined by its Sky Exposure Plane, which has a varying height depending on where on the zoning lot a building is located.


R3-2
The R3-2 district is the lowest-density general residence district in which multi-family structures are permitted.  A variety of housing types are permitted including garden apartments, row houses and semi-detached and detached houses.  The maximum FAR is 0.5, plus a 0.1 attic allowance.  Minimum lot width and lot area depend upon the housing configuration (see PDF Document Zoning Comparison Chart). The maximum building height is 35 feet and the maximum perimeter wall height is 21 feet.


R4
The R4 district allows the same variety of housing types as the R3‑St. Albans / Hollis2 district but at a moderately higher density. The maximum FAR is 0.9, which includes a 0.15 attic allowance.  The maximum building height is 35 feet and the maximum perimeter wall height is 25 feet. On blocks that are predominantly developed, a maximum FAR of 1.35 is permitted with the R4 infill zoning provisions. As in R3-2 districts, minimum lot area and lot width vary with housing configuration for both R4 and R4 infill developments.


R6B
A general residence district, the R6B allows all housing types including detached, semi-detached, attached and multi-family residences.  Minimum lot width and lot area depend upon the housing configuration (see PDF Document Zoning Comparison Chart).  The maximum FAR for all housing types is 2.0.  One parking space is required for every two dwelling units but can be waived if five or fewer spaces are required.


Commercial Overlay
There are existing C1-2, C1-3 and C2-2 commercial overlay districts along selected blocks on Linden Boulevard, Farmers Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard, Hollis Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. These districts allow the local retail and service shops needed in residential neighborhoods. C2 districts allow for a wider range of uses than C1 districts.  Maximum commercial floor area in overlays in R2, R3 and R4 districts can reach 1.0 FAR with commercial uses limited to the first or second floor. Overlays in R6 districts have a commercial FAR of 2.0.   C1-3 overlays require less off-street parking then the C1-2.

Out-of –character semi detached two-family homes on 196 Street in an existing R3-2 district
Out-of –character semi detached two-family homes on 196th Street in an existing R3-2 district
Buildings utilizing the parking waiver on Farmers Blvd in an R6B district
Buildings utilizing the parking waiver on Farmers Boulevard in an R6B district




Overview | Existing Zoning & Context | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

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