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Residence Districts: R6A

R6A
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R6A is a contextual district where the Quality Housing bulk regulations are mandatory. These regulations produce high lot coverage, six- or seven-story apartment buildings set at or near the street line. Designed to be compatible with older buildings found in medium-density neighborhoods, R6A districts are mapped in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Parts of Kingsbridge in the Bronx and Williamsburg in Brooklyn are typical R6A areas.

The floor area ratio (FAR) in R6A districts is 3.0. Above a maximum base height of 60 feet, the building must set back by at least 10 feet on a wide street and 15 feet on a narrow street before rising to its maximum height of 70 feet. To preserve the traditional streetscape, the street wall of a new building can be no closer to the street line than any building within 150 feet on the same block, but need not be farther than 15 feet. The area between a building’s street wall and the street line must be planted. R6A buildings must have interior amenities for the residents pursuant to the Quality Housing Program. Off-street parking, which is not allowed in front of a building, is required for 50% of a building’s dwelling units, or can be waived if five or fewer spaces are required.



R6A: Kingsbridge, Bronx
Kingsbridge, Bronx
R6A: Williamsburg, Brooklyn photo 1
Willamsburg, Brooklyn
R6A: Williamsburg, Brooklyn photo 2
Willamsburg, Brooklyn



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