25-85

Floor Area Exemption

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In all districts, as indicated, space provided for enclosed accessory bicycle parking spaces pursuant to the standards of this Section, shall be excluded from the calculation of floor area, provided that:

(a)        the space excluded from floor area does not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by the number of required spaces or, if spaces are waived pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) of Section 25-811 (Enclosed bicycle parking spaces), the number that would have been required but for the waiver, or, if spaces are not required because the building was constructed prior to April 22, 2009, the number that would be required if such building were newly constructed; and

(b)        the accessory bicycle parking spaces provided meet the standards for required bicycle parking of Section 25-83 (Restrictions on Operation, Size and Location of Enclosed Bicycle Parking Spaces).

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this Section, for the uses listed in the table, the amount of space that may be excluded from the calculation of floor area shall not exceed an amount equal to 15 square feet multiplied by the number of spaces set forth in the table.

MAXIMUM BICYCLE PARKING SPACES EXCLUDED FROM FLOOR AREA

Type of Use

Maximum Bicycle Parking Spaces Excluded from Floor Area in Relation to Specified Unit of Measurement

FOR RESIDENTIAL USES

Affordable independent residences for seniors

1 per 2,000 square feet of floor area

FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES*

Philanthropic or non-profit institutions with sleeping accommodation

1 per 2,000 square feet of floor area

Proprietary, non-profit or voluntary hospitals and related facilities, except animal hospitals

1 per 5,000 square feet of floor area

However, in no event shall this Section apply to single- or two-family residences and in no event shall this Section apply to accessory bicycle parking spaces provided off-site pursuant to Section 25-84 (Certification for Off-site Bicycle Parking Spaces).

Space provided for accessory bicycle parking spaces within an accessory group parking facility shall not be counted as floor area provided that such portion of the accessory group parking facility does not count as floor area.

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