ToC
32-15

Use Group 6

C1 C2 C4 C5 C6 C8

Use Group 6 consists primarily of retail stores and personal service establishments which:

(1)        provide for a wide variety of local consumer needs; and

(2)        have a small service area and are, therefore, distributed widely throughout the City.

Public service establishments serving small areas are also included. Retail and service establishments are listed in two subgroups, both of which are permitted in all C1 Districts.

The uses listed in subgroup A are also permitted within a large-scale residential development to provide daily convenience shopping for its residents.

A. Convenience Retail or Service Establishments

Bakeries, provided that floor area used for production shall be limited to 750 square feet per establishment [PRC-B]

Barber shops [PRC-B]

Beauty parlors [PRC-B]

Drug stores [PRC-B]

Dry cleaning or clothes pressing establishments or receiving stations dealing directly with ultimate consumers, limited to 2,000 square feet of floor area per establishment, and provided that only solvents with a flash point of not less than 138.2 degrees Fahrenheit shall be used, and total aggregate dry load capacity of machines shall not exceed 60 pounds [PRC-B]

Eating or drinking establishments, including those which provide outdoor table service or have music for which there is no cover charge and no specified showtime, and those which have accessory drive-through facilities2 [PRC-B]

Food stores, including supermarkets, grocery stores, meat markets, or delicatessen stores [PRC-Either A or B3]

Hardware stores [PRC-B]

Laundry establishments, hand or automatic self-service [PRC-B1]

Liquor stores, package [PRC-B]

Post offices [PRC-H]

Shoe or hat repair shops [PRC-B]

Stationery stores [PRC-B]

Tailor or dressmaking shops, custom [PRC-B]

Variety stores, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B]

B. Offices

Offices, business, professional including ambulatory diagnostic or treatment health care, or governmental [PRC-B1]

Veterinary medicine for small animals, provided all activities are conducted within a completely enclosed building; where such building contains a residential use, no access shall be from an entrance serving the residential portion [PRC-B1]

C. Retail or Service Establishments

Antique stores [PRC-B]

Art galleries, commercial [PRC-B]

Artists' supply stores [PRC-B]

Automobile supply stores, with no installation or repair services [PRC-B]

Banks, including drive-in banks [PRC-B]

Bicycle sales [PRC-B]

Book stores [PRC-B]

Candy or ice cream stores [PRC-B]

Carpet, rug, linoleum or other floor covering stores, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B1]

Cigar or tobacco stores [PRC-B]

Clothing or clothing accessory stores, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B]

Clothing rental establishments, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B]

Docks for ferries, other than gambling vessels, limited to an aggregate operational passenger load, per zoning lot, of 150 passengers per half hour. In Community District 1 in the Borough of Brooklyn, docks for ferries with a vessel capacity of up to 399 passengers shall be allowed, provided that such docks are certified by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 62-813 (Docking facilities for ferries or water taxis in certain waterfront areas). The maximum dock capacity is the U. S. Coast Guard-certified capacity of the largest vessel using the dock [PRC-H]

Docks for water taxis, with a vessel capacity of up to 99 passengers. In Community District 1 in the Borough of Brooklyn, such docks shall be certified by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 62-813 (Docking facilities for ferries or water taxis in certain waterfront areas). The maximum dock capacity is the U. S. Coast Guard-certified capacity of the largest vessel using the dock

Docks or mooring facilities for non-commercial pleasure boats [PRC-H]

Dry goods or fabrics stores, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B]

Eating or drinking establishments with entertainment, but not dancing, with a capacity of 200 persons or fewer4 [PRC-B]

Eating or drinking establishments with musical entertainment but not dancing, with a capacity of 200 persons or fewer [PRC-B]

Electrolysis studios [PRC-B]

Fishing tackle or equipment, rental or sales [PRC-B1]

Florist shops [PRC-B]

Frozen food lockers1 [PRC-B]

Furniture stores, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B1]

Furrier shops, custom [PRC-B]

Gift shops [PRC-B]

Interior decorating establishments, provided that floor area used for processing, servicing or repairs shall be limited to 750 square feet per establishment [PRC-B]

Jewelry or art metal craft shops [PRC-B]

Leather goods or luggage stores [PRC-B]

Loan offices1 [PRC-B1]

Locksmith shops1 [PRC-B]

Medical or orthopedic appliance stores [PRC-B]

Meeting halls1 [PRC-D]

Millinery shops [PRC-B]

Music stores [PRC-B]

Newsstands, open or enclosed [PRC-B]

Optician or optometrist establishments [PRC-B]

Paint stores [PRC-B]

Pet shops [PRC-B]

Photographic equipment or supply stores [PRC-B]

Photographic studios [PRC-B]

Picture framing shops [PRC-B]

Record stores [PRC-B]

Seed or garden supply stores [PRC-B]

Sewing machine stores, selling household machines only [PRC-B]

Shoe stores [PRC-B]

Sporting or athletic stores [PRC-B]

Stamp or coin stores [PRC-B]

Telegraph offices [PRC-B]

Television, radio, phonograph or household appliance stores, limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area per establishment [PRC-B]

Toy stores [PRC-B]

Travel bureaus [PRC-B]

Typewriter stores [PRC-B]

Wallpaper stores [PRC-B]

Watch or clock stores or repair shops [PRC-B]

D. Public Service Establishments5

Court houses [PRC-C]

Electric or gas utility substations, open or enclosed, limited in each case to a site of not more than 10,000 square feet1

Fire or police stations [PRC-C]

Public utility stations for oil or gas metering or regulating1

Solar energy systems

Telephone exchanges or other communications equipment structures. In all districts the height above curb level of such structures not existing on December 15, 1961, shall not exceed that attributable to commercial buildings of equivalent lot coverage, having an average floor to floor height of 14 feet above the lobby floor which may be as much as 25 feet in height. For the purpose of making this height computation, the gross area of all floors of the building including accessory mechanical equipment space except the cellar shall be included as floor area. Such height computation for the structure shall not preclude the ability to utilize unused floor area anywhere on the zoning lot or by special permit, subject to the normal provisions of the Resolution.

Terminal facilities at river crossings for access to electric, gas, or steam lines1

Water or sewage pumping stations1

E. Clubs

Non-commercial clubs, without restrictions on activities or facilities except for any activity or use listed within the definitions of either adult physical culture establishments or physical culture or health establishments in Section 12-10 [PRC-D]

F. Accessory Uses

1        In C5 Districts, a use in Use Group 6, marked with an asterisk, shall not be located on the ground floor of a building unless such use is at least 50 feet from the street wall of the building in which it is located, as provided in Section 32-423 (Limitation on ground floor location)

2        Eating or drinking places with accessory drive-through facilities shall be permitted in C1 Districts only as provided in Section 73-243, and shall not be permitted in C5 Districts

3        Food stores with 2,000 square feet or more of floor area per establishment are classified in parking requirement category A and food stores with less than 2,000 square feet of floor area are classified in parking requirement category B, pursuant to Section 36-21 (General Provisions)

4        Permitted in C1-1, C1-2, C1-3, C1-4, C2-1, C2-2, C2-3, C2-4, C3 and C5 Districts, only as provided in Section 73-241

5        In a C6-1A District, uses in Use Group 6D are not permitted

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