36-21

General Provisions

C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8

In all districts, as indicated, accessory off-street parking spaces, open or enclosed, shall be provided in conformity with the requirements set forth in the table in this Section for all developments after December 15, 1961, for the commercial or community facility uses listed in the table. If an enlargement results in a net increase in the floor area or other applicable unit of measurement specified in the table, the same requirements set forth in the table shall apply to such net increase in the floor area or other specified unit of measurement. In addition, all other applicable requirements of this Chapter shall apply as a condition precedent to the use of such development or enlargement.

A parking space is required for a portion of a unit of measurement one-half or more of the amount set forth in the table.

For the purposes of this Section, a tract of land on which a group of such uses is developed, under single ownership or control, shall be considered a single zoning lot.

For those uses for which rated capacity is specified as the unit of measurement, the Commissioner of Buildings shall determine the rated capacity as the number of persons that may be accommodated by such uses.

The requirements of this Section shall be waived in the following situations

(a)        when, as a result of the application of such requirements, a smaller number of spaces would be required than is specified by the provisions of Section 36-23 (Waiver of Requirements for Spaces Below Minimum Number);

(b)        when the Commissioner of Buildings has certified, in accordance with the provisions of Section 36-24 (Waiver of Requirements for All Zoning Lots Where Access Would Be Forbidden), that there is no way to arrange the spaces with access to the street to conform to the provisions of Section 36-53 (Width of Curb Cuts and Location of Access to the Street);

(c)        for houses of worship, in accordance with the provisions of Section 36-25 (Waiver for Locally Oriented Houses of Worship);

(d)        for 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), pursuant to Section 36-27 (Waiver for Certain Small Zoning Lots) in the Borough of Staten Island and Community District 10 in the Borough of the Bronx.

REQUIRED OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES FOR COMMERCIAL OR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES

Type of Use

Parking Spaces Required in Relation to Specified Unit of Measurement

Districts

FOR COMMERCIAL USES

Court houses

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 500 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C2-1  C3  C4-1

1 per 800 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C8-2

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

Food stores with 2,000 or more square feet of floor area per establishment. Uses in PRC-A in Use Group 6

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 100 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C2-1  C4-1

1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 300 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

General retail or service uses. Food stores with less than 2,000 square feet of floor area. Uses in PRC-B in Use Group 6, 8, 9, 10 or 12 or when permitted by special permit; or uses in PRC-B1 in Use Group 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 or 16

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 150 sq. ft. of floor area1 

C1-1  C2-1  C3  C4-1

1 per 300 sq. ft. of floor area1 

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 400 sq. ft. of floor area1 

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

Light manufacturing or semi-industrial uses. Uses in PRC-F in Use Group 11 or 16, and with a minimum of either 7,500 square feet of floor area or 15 employees

None required

C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area, or 1 per 3 employees, whichever will require a larger number of spaces

C8-1  C8-2  C8-3

Low traffic-generating uses. Uses in PRC-C in Use Group 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14 or 16 or when permitted by special permit

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 400 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C2-1  C3  C4-1

1 per 600 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 800 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

Places of assembly. Uses in PRC-D in Use Group 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 or 14 or when permitted by special permit

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 4 persons rated capacity

C1-1  C2-1  C3  C4-1

1 per 8 persons rated capacity

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 12 persons rated capacity

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

1 per 25 persons rated capacity

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

Open commercial amusements. Uses in PRC-E in Use Group 13 or 15, or when permitted by special permit

None required

C8-3  C8-4

1 per 500 sq. ft. of lot area2

C3  C8-1

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of lot area2

C7  C8-2

Storage or miscellaneous uses. Uses in PRC-G in Use Group 10 or 16, or when permitted by special permit, and with a minimum of 10,000 square feet of floor area or 15 employees

None required

C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of floor area3, or 1 per 3 employees, whichever will require a lesser number of spaces

C4-1  C4-2  C4-3  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-1  C8-2  C8-3

Other commercial uses. Uses in PRC-H in Use Group 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 or 14, or when permitted by special permit

Boatels

1 per 2 guest rooms or suites

C2  C3  C6  C8

Camps, overnight or day, with a minimum of either 10,000 square feet of lot area or 10 employees

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of lot area, or 1 per 3 employees; whichever will require a lesser number of spaces

C1  C2  C3  C7  C8

Docks for non-commercial pleasure boats; rental boats; ferries; sightseeing, excursion or sport fishing vessels; or passenger ocean vessels

(see Section 62-43 for parking requirement)

Funeral establishments

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C6  C8-4

1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C2-1  C4-1

1 per 400 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 600 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C4-3  C1-4  C4-4  C2-3  C2-4  C4-2A  C4-5D  C8-2  C8-3

Hotels

(a) For that floor area used for sleeping accommodations

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 4 guest rooms or suites

C2-1  C4-1

1 per 8 guest rooms or suites

C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 12 guest rooms or suites

C2-3  C2-4  C4-2A  C4-3  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-2  C8-3

(b) For that floor area used for meeting halls, auditoriums, eating or drinking places, wedding chapels or banquet halls, or radio or television studios

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 4 persons-rated capacity

C2-1  C4-1

1 per 8 persons-rated capacity

C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 12 persons-rated capacity

C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C8-2

1 per 25 persons-rated capacity

C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

Motels or tourist cabins

1 per guest room or suite

C2  C6  C8

Post offices

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 800 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C2-1  C3  C4-1

1 per 1,200 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 1,500 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C8-2

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

Prisons

None required

C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 10 beds-rated capacity

C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 20 beds-rated capacity

C4-2A  C4-3  C8-2

Refreshment stands, drive-ins

1 per 50 sq. ft. of floor area

C2-1  C2-2  C2-3  C7 C8-1  C8-2

1 per 100 sq. ft. of floor area

C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C6  C8-3  C8-4

FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY USES

Agricultural uses, including greenhouses, nurseries or truck gardens

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of lot area used for selling purposes

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 2,500 sq. ft. of lot area used for selling purposes

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C8-2

Ambulatory diagnostic or treatment health care facilities listed in Use Group 4

None required

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6 C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

1 per 1501 sq. ft. of floor area and cellar space, except cellar space used for storage

C1-1  C2-1  C3  C4-1

1 per 3001 sq. ft. of floor area and cellar space, except cellar space used for storage

C1-2  C2-2  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 4001 sq. ft. of floor area and cellar space, except cellar space used for storage

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area and cellar space, except cellar space used for storage

C1-4  C2-4  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-3

1 per 400 sq. ft. of floor area when located above the first story ceiling

C1-1, C1-2, C2-1 and C2-2 Districts mapped within R3-2 Districts

1 per 400 sq. ft. of floor area and cellar space, except cellar space used for storage, when located in community facility buildings or when located above the first story ceiling in buildings with both commercial and community facility uses

C1-1, C1-2, C2-1 and C2-2 Districts mapped within R1, R2, R3A, R3X and R3-1 Districts, and C4-1 and C4-2 Districts, in the Borough of Staten Island and Community District 10 in the Borough of the Bronx

Child care services, as listed under the definition of school in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), in lower density growth management areas

1 per 1000 sq. ft. when located in community facility buildings or when located above the first story ceiling in buildings with both commercial and community facility uses

C1-1, C1- 2, C2-1 and C2-2 Districts mapped within R1, R2, R3A, R3X and R3-1 Districts, and C4-1 and C4-2 Districts, in the Borough of Staten Island and Community District 10 in the Borough of the Bronx

Clubs, community centers or settlement houses; philanthropic or non-profit institutions without sleeping accommodations excluding ambulatory diagnostic or treatment health care facilities listed in Use Group 4; golf course club houses; non-commercial recreation centers; or welfare centers

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 10 persons-rated capacity

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 20 persons-rated capacity

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

College student dormitories and fraternity or sorority student houses

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6

1 per 6 beds

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2

1 per 12 beds

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3

Colleges, universities, or seminaries

(a)  For that floor area used for classrooms, laboratories, student centers or offices

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C8-2

(b)  For that floor area used for theaters, auditoriums, gymnasiums or stadiums

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 8 persons-rated capacity

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 16 persons-rated capacity

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

Hospitals and related facilities4

1 per 5 beds

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 8 beds

C1-3  C1-4  C2-3  C2-4  C4-2A  C4-3  C4-4  C4-5D  C8-2  C8-3

1 per 10 beds

C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4A  C4-4L  C4-5  C4-5A  C4-5X  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-4

Houses of worship, applicable only to the facility’s largest room of assembly; however, rooms separated by movable partitions shall be considered a single room

None required

C1 and C2 Districts mapped within R6, R7, R8, R9 or R10 Districts, C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-2A  C4-3  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-2  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 10 persons-rated capacity

C1 and C2 Districts mapped within R1, R2 or R3 Districts, C3  C4-1

1 per 15 persons-rated capacity

C1 and C2 Districts mapped within R4 and R5 Districts, C4-2  C8-1

Libraries, museums or non-commercial art galleries5

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6

1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of floor area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3

Outdoor skating rinks

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 800 sq. ft. of lot area

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 2,000 sq. ft. of lot area

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

Outdoor tennis courts

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6  C8-3  C8-4

1 per 2 courts

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2  C8-1

1 per 5 courts

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3  C7  C8-2

Philanthropic or non-profit institutions with sleeping accommodations; long-term care facilities, except that independent living dwelling units within a continuing care retirement community shall be subject to the accessory off- street parking requirements of Section 36-30. For the purposes of applying such requirements, dwelling units shall be as defined in Section 28-02

None required

C1-4  C1-5  C1-6  C1-7  C1-8  C1-9  C2-4  C2-5  C2-6  C2-7  C2-8  C4-4  C4-5  C4-6  C4-7  C5  C6

1 per 10 beds

C1-1  C1-2  C2-1  C2-2  C3  C4-1  C4-2

1 per 20 beds

C1-3  C2-3  C4-2A  C4-3

NOTE: PRC = Parking Requirement Category

1        The parking requirements for ambulatory diagnostic or treatment facilities listed in Use Group 4 and uses in PRC-B1 may be reduced by permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals in accordance with the provisions of Section 73-44 (Reduction of Parking Spaces for Ambulatory Diagnostic or Treatment Facilities Listed in Use Group 4 and Uses in Parking Requirement Category B1)

2        In the case of golf driving ranges, the requirements in this table apply only to that portion of the range used for tees

3        For predominantly open storage of miscellaneous uses, the lot area used for such uses shall be considered as floor area for the purposes of these requirements

4        Requirements are in addition to area utilized for ambulance parking

5        Requirements apply only to the floor area not used for storage

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