The “Special Hudson Yards District” established in this Resolution is designed to promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare. These general goals include, among others, the following specific purposes:

(a)        to facilitate and guide the development of an environmentally beneficial, transit-oriented business and residence district by coordinating high density development with expanded mass transit facilities, extended and improved subway lines, improved pedestrian access to mass transit facilities, improved pedestrian circulation and avoidance of conflicts with vehicular traffic;

(b)        to control the impact of buildings on the access of light and air to the streets and avenues of the Hudson Yards area and the surrounding neighborhoods;

(c)        to provide an open space network comprised of public parks, public open space and public access areas through the establishment of a large-scale plan and other controls and incentives;

(d)        to preserve the pedestrian orientation of ground floor uses, and thus safeguard a traditional quality of the City;

(e)        to preserve the low- and medium-scale residential character of the Hell’s Kitchen area;

(f)        to provide a transition between the Hudson Yards District and the Clinton community to the north;

(g)        to provide a transition between the Hudson Yards District and the Garment Center to the east;

(h)        to provide a transition between the Hudson Yards District and the West Chelsea area to the south;

(i)        to promote the use of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to the west by creating an active and attractive business district that facilitates pedestrian access to the Center;

(j)        to provide flexibility of architectural design within limits established to assure adequate access of light and air to the street, and thus to encourage more attractive and economic building forms;

(k)        to provide a transition between the Hudson Yards District and the Hudson River to the west;

(l)        to facilitate the restoration and reuse of the High Line elevated rail line as an accessible, public open space through special height and setback regulations;

(m)        to promote the most desirable use of land and building development in accordance with the District Plan for the Hudson Yards and thus conserve the value of land and buildings and thereby protect the City’s tax revenues; and

(n)        to limit the amount of off-street parking based on regulations that address the anticipated needs of residents, workers and visitors to the Hudson Yards Area, consistent with the objective of creating an area with a transit- and pedestrian-oriented neighborhood character.