23-463

Maximum aggregate width of street walls

R3-2 R4 R5

In the districts indicated, except R4B, R5B or R5D Districts, the aggregate width of street walls of a building containing residences or, for abutting buildings the combined aggregate width of street walls of all such abutting buildings on a zoning lot, shall not exceed the width set forth in the following table:

MAXIMUM AGGREGATE WIDTH OF STREET WALLS

District

Feet

R3-2

125

R4 R5

185

However, the City Planning Commission may authorize, in R4 and R5 Districts, aggregate width of street walls in excess of 185 feet, provided the Commission finds that:

(1)        the street wall is adequately articulated by such design features as variable setbacks, stoops, bay windows or changes in the heights of the buildings ; and

(2)        the development or enlargement will not be incompatible with buildings on the surrounding blocks.

The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.

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