Reconstruction of buildings damaged more than 50 percent

Section 52-53 (Buildings or Other Structures in All Districts), inclusive, shall be modified to allow the reconstruction of a non-conforming use where a building containing such use is damaged to the extent of 50 percent or more due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, provided such reconstruction is the subject of an application for approval of construction documents that has been approved by the Department of Buildings no later than one year following the City’s adoption of new final Flood Insurance Rate Maps that supersede the Flood Insurance Rate Maps in effect on October 28, 2012. Construction pursuant to such approval may continue until a date six years after the adoption of such superseding Flood Insurance Rate Maps. After such date, the vesting provisions of Section 11-30 (BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED BEFORE EFFECTIVE DATE OF AMENDMENT) shall apply as if the change in flood map were a change in provisions of the Zoning Resolution.

However, this provision shall not apply to non-conforming residences in C8 Districts or Manufacturing Districts, or to non-conforming manufacturing uses located in Residence Districts or Commercial Districts other than C8 Districts.