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Washington & Greenwich Streets Rezoning - Approved!
Proposed Zoning
Overview | Existing Context & Zoning | Proposed Zoning | Public Review

Contextual zoning districts place strictly defined building envelope requirements on new residential developments, establishing maximum building heights and mandating continuous street walls with setbacks above specified base heights. As described in this proposal, these controls would help ensure that new development throughout the rezoning area reflect the existing scale and character found in the surrounding context.

The rezoning is comprised of a Zoning Map change from C6-1 to a contextual C6-1A designation. This action would establish new FAR limits as well as introduce new height and setback controls, setting minimum and maximum base heights, and maximum overall building heights.  The use, density and building forms controls permitted by the C6-1A would reflect the subtle variation found in the area’s built character.

Proposed Zoning Map
Proposed Zoning Map
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Schematic Bulk Diagram, Proposed C1-6A District
Schematic Bulk Diagram, Proposed C1-6A
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A C1-6A district permits residential uses at an FAR of 4.0 and commercial and community facility uses at an FAR of 2.0.  Buildings would be required to have a streetwall between 40 and 65 feet high and overall building heights would be limited to 80 feet.  Above streetwalls, contextual zoning requires that buildings set back (10 feet on wide streets, 15 feet on narrow streets) to reduce their visual impact from the street level.  New construction within the proposed C1-6A district would be required to line up with adjacent structures to maintain the existing street wall.

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