33-431

In C1 or C2 Districts with bulk governed by surrounding Residence District

C1-1 C1-2 C1-3 C1-4 C1-5 C2-1 C2-2 C2-3 C2-4 C2-5

In the districts indicated, for buildings other than Quality Housing buildings, the maximum height of a front wall and the required front setback of a building or other structure shall be determined by the Residence District within which such Commercial District is mapped and, except as otherwise set forth in this Section, shall be as set forth in the following table:

MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF FRONT WALL AND REQUIRED FRONT SETBACKS

Initial Setback Distance
(in feet)

Maximum Height of a Front Wall or other portion of a Building or Other Structure within the Initial Setback Distance

Sky Exposure Plane

Height above the  Street Line (in feet)

Slope over Zoning Lot (Expressed as a Ratio of Vertical Distance to Horizontal Distance)

On Narrow Street

On Wide Street

On Narrow Street

On Wide Street

Vertical Distance

Horizontal Distance

Vertical Distance

Horizontal Distance

Within R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R5A or R5B Districts

20

15

30 feet or two stories, whichever is less

30

1

to 1

1

to 1

Within R6 or R7 Districts

20

15

60 feet or four stories, whichever is less

60

2.7

to 1

5.6

to 1

Within R8, R9 or R10 Districts

20

15

85 feet or six stories, whichever is less

85

2.7

to 1

5.6

to 1

However, in accordance with the provisions of Section 32-42 (Location Within Buildings), no commercial building or portion thereof occupied by non-residential uses listed in Use Groups 6A, 6B, 6C, 6F, 7, 8, 9 or 14 shall exceed in height 30 feet or two stories, whichever is less.

For community facility buildings or buildings used for both community facility use and commercial use, when mapped within R4, R5, R5A or R5B Districts, the maximum height of a front wall shall be 35 feet or three stories, whichever is less, and the height above street line shall be 35 feet and, when mapped within R7-2 Districts, the maximum height of a front wall shall be 60 feet or six stories, whichever is less.

In C1 or C2 Districts mapped within R1, R2 or R3 Districts in the Borough of Staten Island or in Community District 10 in the Bronx, for buildings containing ambulatory diagnostic or treatment health care facilities, as listed in Section 22-14 (Use Group 4), or child care services, as listed under the definition of school in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), the maximum height of a front wall or other portion of a building within the initial setback distance shall be 35 feet, or three stories, whichever is less. However, such increased height shall only be permitted beyond 20 feet of a Residence District boundary or beyond 20 feet of any portion of a building containing a residential use located in a Commercial District.

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