Ground floor use in C1, C2 and C4 Districts in the Borough of Staten Island
C1 C2 C4
In all C1, C2 and C4 Districts in the Borough of Staten Island, ground floor uses shall conform with the provisions of this Section.
(a) Ground floor level use requirements
(1) Along primary street frontages
For buildings, or portions thereof, with primary street frontage, as defined in Section 37-311, uses on the ground floor level, to the minimum depth set forth in Section 37-32 (Ground Floor Depth Requirements for Certain Uses), shall be limited to non-residential uses except for Type 1 lobbies, and entrances and exits to accessory parking spaces provided in accordance with the applicable provisions of Section 37-33 (Maximum Width of Certain Uses). Any accessory off-street parking spaces located on the ground floor level shall be wrapped by floor area in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 37-35 (Parking Wrap and Screening Requirements).
(2) Along secondary street frontages
For buildings, or portions thereof, with secondary street frontage, as defined in Section 37-311, all uses permitted by the underlying district shall be permitted on the ground floor level, provided that any accessory off-street parking spaces located on the ground floor level shall be wrapped or screened in accordance with the provisions of Section 37-35.
The level of the finished floor of such ground floor shall be located not higher than two feet above nor lower than two feet below the as-built level of the adjoining street.
(b) Non-conforming buildings
Buildings containing non-conforming residential uses on the ground floor shall be permitted to enlarge without regard to the use regulations of this Section, provided that such enlargement complies with the provisions of the residential yard regulations set forth in Section 23-40.