ToC
32-00

GENERAL PROVISIONS

In order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Resolution, the uses of buildings or other structures and the open uses of zoning lots, or portions thereof, have been classified and combined into Use Groups. A brief statement is inserted at the start of each Use Group to describe and clarify the basic characteristics of that Use Group. Use Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, including each use listed separately therein, are permitted in Commercial Districts as indicated in Sections 32-11 through 32-25, except that any such use which is also an adult establishment shall, in addition, be subject to the provisions of Section 32-01 (Special Provisions for Adult Establishments).

In Manhattan Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Brooklyn Community Districts 1, 2, 6 and 8, and Queens Community Districts 1 and 2, the conversion of non-residential floor area to residences shall be subject to the provisions of Article I, Chapter 5 (Residential Conversion Within Existing Buildings), unless such conversions meet the requirements for residences of Article II (Residence District Regulations).

All districts indicated in Column A shall comply with the regulations for districts indicated in Column B except as set forth in the sections indicated in Column C.

Column A

Column B

Column C

C1 and C2 in R9A

R9

32-43

C1 and C2 in R10A

R10

32-43

C1-8A

C1-8

32-43

C1-9A

C1-9

32-43

C2-7A

C2-7

32-43

C2-8A

C2-8

32-43

C4-6A

C4-6

32-43

C4-7A

C4-7

32-43

C6-1A

C6-1

32-15  32-16  32-17  32-20  32-644

In a C8 District, any use listed in Use Group 11A or 16 that involves the production, processing, cleaning, servicing, testing or repair of products, goods or materials shall conform to the performance standards for M1 Districts as set forth in Sections 42-20 and 42-28 inclusive, relating to Performance Standards.

In C5 and C6 Districts in Manhattan Community Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, all existing lawful uses in Use Groups 17B or E in existing enclosed buildings erected prior to December 15, 1961, shall be considered conforming and shall conform to the performance standards for M1 Districts as set forth in Sections 42-20 and 42-28, inclusive, relating to Performance Standards. Such uses may be extended within buildings or into abutting buildings on the same zoning lot.

Whenever a use is specifically listed in a Use Group and also could be construed to be incorporated within a more inclusive use listing, either in the same or another Use Group, the more specific listing shall control.

The letters A, B, B1, C, D, E, F, G or H in the Parking Requirement Category following a use listed in Sections 32-14 to 32-25, inclusive, refer to the classification of commercial uses to determine required accessory off-street parking spaces as set forth in the table in Section 36-21 (General Provisions).

The uses listed in the various Use Groups set forth in Sections 32-11 to 32-25, inclusive, are also listed in alphabetical order in the Index at the end of this Resolution, for the convenience of those using the Resolution. Whenever there is any difference in meaning or implication between the text of these Use Groups and the text of the Index, the text of these Use Groups shall prevail.

In the area, which as a result of zoning map change 840260 ZMM is zoned C6-2A, existing lawful meat markets listed in Use Group 17A, in existing enclosed buildings erected prior to December 15, 1961, shall be a conforming use.

Special regulations applying in the waterfront area are set forth in Article VI, Chapter 2.

Special regulations applying in the flood zone are set forth in Article VI, Chapter 4.

The following chart sets forth the Use Groups permitted in the various Commercial Districts.

USE GROUPS PERMITTED IN COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Districts

Use Groups

Residential

Community Facility

Retail and Commercial

Gen. Ser-vice

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

Local Retail C1

X

X

X

X

X

X

Local Service C2

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Waterfront Recreation C3

X

X

X

X

X

General Commercial C4

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Restricted Central Commercial C5

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

General Central Commercial C6

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Commercial Amusement C7

X

X

X

X

General Service C8

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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