Subdistricts and Core Area
In order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Chapter, the South Street Seaport Subdistrict, the Historic and Commercial Core and the Water Street Subdistrict are established within the Special Lower Manhattan District and include specific regulations designed to advance the purpose of these areas:
(a) South Street Seaport Subdistrict
The South Street Seaport Subdistrict contains certain provisions that do not apply to other areas of the Special District. Except as otherwise provided in the Subdistrict regulations, the Subdistrict is subject to all other regulations of the Special Lower Manhattan District and the underlying districts. The requirements for the South Street Seaport Subdistrict are set forth in Section 91-60 (SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT SUBDISTRICT).
The Subdistrict is shown on Map 1 (Special Lower Manhattan District) and Map 6 (South Street Seaport Subdistrict) in Appendix A of this Chapter.
(b) The Historic and Commercial Core
The Historic and Commercial Core has been established to promote development compatible with existing buildings that border the area whose street plan has been accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Commission as the Streetplan of New Amsterdam and Colonial New York. Height and setback provisions for the Historic and Commercial Core are set forth in Sections 91-31 through 91-33.
The Core is bounded by Broadway and Wall, Whitehall and Water Streets, as shown on Map 1 (Special Lower Manhattan District) in Appendix A of this Chapter.
(c) Water Street Subdistrict
The Water Street Subdistrict has been established to improve the urban design relationship between existing buildings and open areas by promoting retail activities and the enhancement of existing public spaces with new amenities in this area.
The Subdistrict is shown on Map 8 (Water Street Subdistrict) and Map 9 (Water Street Subdistrict Arcades) in Appendix A of this Chapter.