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Quality Housing Program

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(a)        In R6A, R6B, R7A, R7B, R7D, R7X, R8A, R8B, R8X, R9A, R9D, R9X, R10A or R10X Districts, any building or other structure shall comply with the bulk regulations for Quality Housing buildings set forth in this Chapter and any building containing residences shall also comply with the requirements of Article II, Chapter 8 (Quality Housing Program). However, the provisions of Article II, Chapter 8, shall not apply to buildings converted pursuant to Article I, Chapter 5.

In R5D Districts, only certain requirements of Article II, Chapter 8, shall apply as set forth in Section 28-01 (Applicability of This Chapter).

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(b)        In the districts indicated without a letter suffix, the bulk regulations applicable to Quality Housing buildings may, as an alternative, be applied to zoning lots where buildings are developed or enlarged pursuant to all of the requirements of the Quality Housing Program. Such buildings may be subsequently enlarged only pursuant to the Quality Housing Program. In these districts, the Quality Housing bulk regulations may apply to developments or enlargements on zoning lots with existing buildings to remain, if:

(1)        the existing buildings contain no residences and the entire zoning lot will comply with the floor area ratio and density standards applicable to Quality Housing buildings ; or

(2)        the existing buildings contain residences, and:

(i)        such buildings comply with the maximum base heights and maximum building heights listed in the tables in Section 23-662 for the applicable district, and the entire zoning lot will comply with the floor area ratio and lot coverage standards applicable to Quality Housing buildings ; or

(ii)        for developments or enlargements on zoning lots meeting the criteria set forth in paragraph (a) of Section 23-664 (Modified height and setback regulations for certain Inclusionary Housing buildings or affordable independent residences for seniors):

(a)        the entire zoning lot will comply with the floor area ratio set forth in Sections 23-154 (Inclusionary Housing) or 23-155 (Affordable independent residences for seniors), as applicable;

(b)        the entire zoning lot will comply with the lot coverage regulations for the applicable zoning district set forth in Section 23-153 (For Quality Housing buildings); and the development or enlargement :

(1)        will comply with the maximum base height and maximum building height of the applicable zoning district set forth in Table 1 of paragraph (b) of Section 23-664;

(2)        in R6, R7, R8 and R9-1 Districts, where the zoning lot meets the criteria set forth in paragraph (a)(3) of Section 23-664, will comply with the maximum base height and maximum building height of the applicable zoning district set forth in Table 2 of paragraph (c) of Section 23-664; or

(3)        in R6, R7, R8 and R9-1 Districts, where the zoning lot meets the criteria set forth in paragraph (a)(4) of Section 23-664 and is located within 150 feet of the types of transportation infrastructure listed in paragraphs (c)(2)(i) through (c)(2)(iv) of Section 23-664, will comply with the maximum base height and maximum building height of the applicable zoning district set forth in Table 2 of paragraph (c) of Section 23-664. Such 150-foot measurement shall be measured perpendicular to the edge of such infrastructure.

All Quality Housing buildings shall also comply with additional provisions set forth in Article II, Chapter 8.

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(c)        In the districts indicated without a letter suffix, the optional Quality Housing bulk regulations permitted as an alternative pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section, shall not apply to:

(1)        Article VII, Chapter 8 (Special Regulations Applying to Large Scale Residential Developments), except that they may be permitted as an alternative to apply within Large Scale Residential Developments located:

(i)        in C2-5 Districts mapped within R9-1 Districts in Community District 3 in the Borough of Manhattan.

(2)        Special Purpose Districts

However, such optional Quality Housing bulk regulations are permitted as an alternative to apply in the following Special Purpose Districts:

Special 125th Street District ;

Special Bay Street Corridor District ;

Special Downtown Brooklyn District ;

Special Downtown Far Rockaway District ;

Special Downtown Jamaica District ;

Special East Harlem Corridors District ;

Special Grand Concourse Preservation District ;

Special Harlem River Waterfront District ;

Special Inwood District ;

Special Limited Commercial District ;

Special Long Island City Mixed Use District ;

Special Lower Manhattan District, as modified in Section 91-05;

Special Ocean Parkway District ;

Special Transit Land Use District ; or

Special Tribeca Mixed Use District.

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(d)        In the districts indicated, for Quality Housing buildings in which at least 50 percent of the dwelling units are income-restricted housing units, or at least 50 percent of the total floor area is a long-term care facility or philanthropic or non-profit institution with sleeping accommodation, the applicable bulk regulations of this Chapter may be modified for zoning lots with irregular site conditions or site planning constraints by special permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals, pursuant to Section 73-623 (Bulk modifications for certain Quality Housing buildings on irregular sites).

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(e)        In the districts indicated, where a Special Purpose District modifies the bulk regulations for Quality Housing buildings set forth in this Chapter, the additional provisions for Quality Housing buildings set forth in Article II, Chapter 8 shall continue to apply. In addition, where any Special Purpose District that requires elements of Article II, Chapter 8 to apply to non-Quality Housing buildings, all associated floor area exemptions shall apply.

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