Use Group 17
M1 M2 M3
Use Group 17 consists primarily of manufacturing uses that:
(1) can conform to high performance standards by controlling objectionable influences; and
(2) in so doing, can limit their impact on adjacent residential areas; and
(3) normally generate a great deal of traffic, both pedestrian and freight.
A. Service or wholesale establishments
Building materials or contractors' yards, open or enclosed, including sales, storage, or handling of building materials, with no limitation on lot area per establishment, except that lumber yards shall be limited to 20,000 square feet of lot area per establishment, and provided that any yard in which such use is conducted is completely enclosed on all sides by a solid opaque fence or wall (including opaque solid entrance and exit gates) of suitable uniform material and color, at least eight feet in height and constructed in accordance with rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Commissioner of Buildings
Produce or meat markets, wholesale
B. Manufacturing establishments
Adhesives, excluding manufacture of basic components
Aircraft, including parts
Apparel or other textile products from textiles or other materials, including hat bodies, or similar products
Automobiles, trucks, or trailers, including parts or rebuilding of engines
Boats less than 200 feet in length, building or repair, open or enclosed, provided that such use or portion thereof may be conducted outside a completely enclosed building only if located at a distance greater than 200 feet from a Residence District boundary, or if effectively screened by a wall or fence at least eight feet in height with no boat building located less than 30 feet from a Residence District boundary
Bottling work, for all beverages
Brushes or brooms
Cameras or other photographic equipment, except film
Canvas or canvas products
Ceramic products, including pottery, small glazed tile, or similar products
Chemicals, compounding or packaging
Cosmetics or toiletries
Cotton ginning, or cotton wadding or linters
Electrical appliances, including lighting fixtures, irons, fans, toasters, electric toys, or similar appliances
Electrical equipment assembly, including home radio or television receivers, home movie equipment, or similar products, but not including electrical machinery
Electrical supplies, including wire or cable assembly, switches, lamps, insulation, dry cell batteries, or similar supplies
Food products, except slaughtering of meat or preparation of fish for packing
Fur goods, not including tanning or dyeing
Glass products from previously manufactured glass
Hair, felt, or feather products, except washing, curing or dyeing
Ice, dry or natural
Ink or inked ribbon
Jute, hemp, sisal or oakum products
Laboratories, research, experimental or testing
Leather products, including shoes, machine belting, or similar products
Machines, business, including typewriters, accounting machines, calculators, card-counting equipment, or similar products
Machinery, miscellaneous, including washing machines, firearms, refrigerators, air-conditioning, commercial motion picture equipment, or similar products
Machine tools, including metal lathes, metal presses, metal stamping machines, woodworking machines, or similar products
Mattresses, including rebuilding or renovating
Metal finishing, plating, grinding, sharpening, polishing, cleaning, rust-proofing, heat treatment, or similar processes
Metal stamping or extrusion, including costume jewelry, pins and needles, razor blades, bottle caps, buttons, kitchen utensils, or similar products
Motorcycles, including parts
Musical instruments, including pianos or organs
Optical equipment, clocks or similar precision instruments
Orthopedic or medical appliances, including artificial limbs, braces, supports, stretchers, or similar appliances
Paper products, including envelopes, stationery, bags, boxes, shipping containers, bulk goods, tubes, wallpaper printing, or similar products
Perfumes or perfumed soaps, compounding only
Plastic products, including tableware, phonograph records, buttons, or similar products
Printing or publishing, with no limitation on floor area per establishment
Rubber products, such as washers, gloves, footwear, bathing caps, atomizers, or similar products, excluding manufacture of natural or synthetic rubber
Silverware, plate or sterling
Soap or detergents, packaging only
Sporting or athletic equipment, including balls, baskets, cues, gloves, bats, racquets, rods, or similar products
Statuary, mannequins, figurines, or religious art goods, excluding foundry operations
Steel products, miscellaneous fabrication or assembly, including steel cabinets, doors, fencing, metal furniture, or similar products
Textiles, spinning, weaving, manufacturing, dyeing, printing, knit goods, yarn, thread or cordage
Tobacco, including curing or tobacco products
Tools or hardware, including bolts, nuts, screws, doorknobs, drills, hand tools or cutlery, hinges, house hardware, locks, non-ferrous metal castings, plumbing appliances, or similar products
Upholstering, bulk, excluding upholstering shops dealing directly with consumers
Vehicles, children's, including bicycles, scooters, wagons, baby carriages, or similar vehicles
Venetian blinds, window shades, or awnings, with no limitation on production or on floor area per establishment
Wood products, including furniture, boxes, crates, baskets, pencils, cooperage works, or similar products
C. Miscellaneous uses
Agriculture, including greenhouses, nurseries or truck gardens
Docks for passenger ocean vessels, other than gambling vessels
Docks for sightseeing, excursion or sport fishing vessels, other than gambling vessels, with no limitation on vessel or dock capacity
Docks for vessels not otherwise listed other than docks for gambling vessels
Public transit, railroad or electric utility substations, open or enclosed, with no limitation as to size
Railroads, including rights-of-way, freight terminals, yards or appurtenances, or facilities or services used or required in railroad operations, but not including passenger stations
Truck weighing stations, open or enclosed
Trucking terminals or motor freight stations with no limitation on lot area per establishment
D. Special uses in M1-5B Districts
(1) Joint living-work quarters for artists in buildings in M1-5B Districts, provided:
(a) Such building was erected prior to December 15, 1961.
(b) The lot coverage of such building does not exceed 5,000 square feet except that in buildings with frontage along Broadway the lot coverage shall not exceed 3,600 square feet. However, such quarters may also be located in a building occupying more than 5,000 square feet of lot area if the entire building was held in cooperative ownership by artists on September 15, 1970. Joint living-work quarters for artists are permitted in other buildings or other structures only by special permit of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 74-782, by minor modification of the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 42-141 (Modification by certification of the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission of uses in M1-5B Districts), paragraph (e), or by authorization of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 42-142 (Modification by authorization of the City Planning Commission of use regulations in M1-5B Districts).
(c) In M1-5B Districts in buildings occupying less than 3,600 square feet of lot area, joint living-work quarters for artists may not be located below the floor level of the second story unless modified by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 42-141, Section 74-781 (Modification by special permit of the City Planning Commission of uses in M1-5B Districts), or by authorization of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 42-142.
(d) In buildings occupying more than 3,600 square feet of lot area, joint living-work quarters for artists may not be located below the floor level of the second story unless modified by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Sections 42-141, 74-781 or by authorization of the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 42-142.
(e) At least 30 percent of the gross roof area of a building containing 15 joint living-work quarters for artists shall be provided for recreational use. For each additional joint living-work quarters for artists, 100 square feet of additional roof area shall be provided for recreational use up to a maximum of 50 percent of the gross roof area. This recreational area shall be accessible to all the occupants of said building and their guests. No fees shall be charged to the occupants or their guests. The provisions of this Section may be modified pursuant to Section 42-141.
(f) In any building which, as a result of zoning map change CP-23167 is zoned M1-5B, any existing occupant of a joint living-work quarters for artists which cannot meet the qualifications of the Department of Cultural Affairs may remain as a lawful use. This lawful use is non-transferable and ceases immediately upon the vacating of such space. Such occupants must register with the Department of Cultural Affairs not later than August 31, 1983, in order to preserve their lawful status in their existing space.
(g) In a building for which an alteration permit for joint living-work quarters for artists was requested prior to April 27, 1976, such alterations may comply with the regulations effective prior to such date.
(2) Commercial and manufacturing uses below the floor level of the second story provided, in M1-5B Districts, in any buildings, only uses listed in Use Groups 7, 9, 11, 16, 17A, 17B, 17C or 17E shall be allowed below the floor level of the second story of such buildings unless modified by the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Sections 42-141 or 74-781;
(3) In addition to the above restrictions, the following uses are not permitted as of right in any building or other structure or on any tract of land in M1-5B Districts:
(a) All eating or drinking places as listed in Use Groups 6A, 6C, 10A or 12A of more than 5,000 square feet of floor space, except that any eating or drinking place which is listed in Use Group 6A, which had obtained an alteration permit prior to July 14, 1976, is permitted.
(b) Eating or drinking places of less than 5,000 square feet with entertainment other than musical entertainment but not dancing, with a capacity of 200 persons or less as listed in Use Group 6C, and with entertainment or dancing as listed in Use Groups 10A or 12A. However, such uses are permitted:
(i) provided that there is entertainment but not dancing, with a capacity of 200 persons or less as listed in Use Group 6C, only by special permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals in accordance with Section 73-241; or
(ii) with entertainment and a capacity of more than 200 persons or establishments of any capacity with dancing as listed in Use Group 12A only by special permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals in accordance with Section 73-244.
(c) Non-commercial clubs as listed in Use Groups 6E and 14B.
(d) All uses listed in Use Group 8A except that theaters are permitted only by special permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals in accordance with standards set forth in Section 73-202. However, this provision shall not apply to theaters with a capacity of less than 100 seats.
(e) Banquet halls, wedding chapels, and catering establishments.
(f) All other uses listed in Use Group 12A.
(g) All uses listed in Use Group 13 except that theaters are permitted only by special permit of the Board of Standards and Appeals in accordance with standards set forth in Section 73-202. However, this provision shall not apply to theaters with a capacity of less than 100 seats.
(4) (a) Any use which became non-conforming after April 27, 1976, shall be governed by Article V (Non-Conforming Uses and Non-Complying Buildings), except that in M1-5B Districts, Section 52-37 is hereby suspended and replaced by paragraph D.(4)(b) of this Section.
(b) In M1-5B Districts, any non-conforming use listed in Use Groups 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 or 15 may be changed, initially or in any subsequent change, only to a conforming use or a use listed in Use Group 6.
(5) Museums or non-commercial art galleries, subject to the bulk regulations applicable for manufacturing uses, and subject to the provisions of this Section.
In any building, a museum or non-commercial art gallery is permitted on the ground floor where a use in Use Group 6 is permitted pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs D.(2) or D.(4) of this Section and, above the ground floor where joint living-work quarters for artists are permitted, pursuant to paragraph D.(1) of this Section.
E. Accessory uses