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Special St. George District Rezoning - Approved!
Public Review
Overview | Existing Context | Proposed Actions | Public Review


On May 19, 2008 the Department of City Planning certified the Uniform Land Use Review (ULURP) application (C 080426 ZMR) and referred the related text change application (N 0800425 ZRR) for the St. George rezoning to begin the formal public review process.

Milestone Date
Department of City Planning Certification May 19, 2008

Community Board 1 Approval

June 10, 2008
Staten Island Borough President Approval June 25, 2008
City Planning Commission Public Hearing July 23, 2008
City Planning Commission Approval (with modifications*) PDF Document Read the CPC reports.
September 10, 2008
City Council Approval
October 23, 2008

*CPC Modifications

On September 10, 2008, the City Planning Commission approved the actions with the following modifications to the Special St. George District: additional landscaping requirements have been added to the proposal in order to ensure that there are not wide areas of hard surface between the sidewalk and a residential building that is set back from the street line.  Specifically, the area of the zoning lot between the street wall and the street line (or sidewalk widening line) of a building will be required to be planted where the ground floor use is residential, except for entrances and exits. Commercial uses fronting on the street will be exempt from this requirement.

Also, in order to ensure that the tops of point towers are articulated on all sides so they are read as “towers-in-the-round”, the text was modified to require setbacks on each side of a point tower, in a manner that maintains design flexibility. Under the current proposal, tower top articulation can be achieved by a single setback on only one side of the tower. 

The original proposal allowed a base height of 30-60 ft in most of the district. The text was modified to require a base height of 30-40 ft for developments that include a tower. The proposed Bay Street base heights will remain the same at 60-85 ft to reflect the context of that particular street. A taller base height will be permitted for those projects that do not include a tower. This modification will allow additional light, air and potential waterfront views at the street level due to the unique topography in St. George.

For more information, please contact the Department’s Staten Island Office at 718-556-7240

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