98-22

Maximum Floor Area Ratio and Lot Coverage in Subareas

For all zoning lots, or portions thereof, located in Subareas A through J, the maximum floor area ratios, open space ratios and lot coverages of the applicable underlying district shall not apply. In lieu thereof, the maximum floor area ratio permitted for commercial, community facility and residential uses, separately or in combination, shall be as specified in the table in this Section. For residential use, the maximum lot coverage shall be 70 percent for interior or through lots and no maximum lot coverage shall apply to any corner lot. For the conversion to dwelling units of non-residential floor area where the total residential floor area on the zoning lot will exceed the applicable basic maximum floor area ratio specified in the table in this Section, such excess residential floor area shall only be permitted pursuant to Section 98-26 (Modifications of Inclusionary Housing Program).


MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA RATIO BY SUBAREA

Sub-area

Basic floor area ratio (max)

Increase in FAR from High Line Transfer Corridor (98-30)

Increase in FAR with High Line Improvement Bonuses (98-25)

Inclusionary Housing

Permitted floor area ratio (maximum)

FAR required to be transferred1 (minimum)

Increase in FAR for Inclusionary Housing Program (98-26)

A

6.5

2.65

___2

2.65

2.85

12.0

B

5.0

2.5

___2

1.25

1.25

7.5

C

5.0

2.5

NA

1.25

1.25

7.5

D5

5.0

2.53

2.53

1.25

1.25

7.5

E

5.0

1.03

1.02,3

NA

NA

6.0

F

5.0

NA

NA

NA

NA

5.0

G

5.0

1.03

1.03

NA

NA

6.0

H

7.5

NA

2.5

NA

NA

10.0

I

5.0

2.5

NA

1.25

1.25

7.5

I4

5.0

NA

2.5

NA

NA

7.5

J6

5.0

NA

2.5

NA

NA

7.5

1        Minimum floor area ratios required to be transferred pursuant to Section 98-30 (HIGH LINE TRANSFER CORRIDOR), inclusive, before Inclusionary Housing floor area bonus can be utilized

2        In Subareas A, B, and E, the applicable maximum basic floor area ratio of that portion of the zoning lot that is within the High Line Transfer Corridor may be increased up to a maximum of 1.0, and the applicable maximum permitted floor area ratio increased accordingly, by certification of the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Section 98-35 (High Line Transfer Corridor Bonus)

3        For certain zoning lots located in Subareas D, E and G, the provisions of Section 98-25 (High Line Improvement Bonus) may apply in lieu of the provisions of Section 98-30, subject to the provisions of Section 98-241 (In Subareas D, E and G)

4        For zoning lots over which the High Line passes

5        For zoning lots between West 22nd Street and West 24th Street, the floor area ratios shall be 7.5, and no floor area increases shall be permitted

6        Bonus contribution subject to provisions of Section 98-25 governing first contribution to Affordable Housing Fund

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