74-745

Modifications of parking and loading regulations

For a large-scale general development the City Planning Commission may permit:

(a)        Modification of location requirements


When a large-scale general development includes two or more zoning lots, the Commission may permit required or permitted accessory off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces or loading berths to be located anywhere within a large-scale general development without regard for zoning lot lines, provided that the Commission shall find:

(1)        such off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths will be conveniently located in relation to the use to which such spaces or berths are accessory;

(2)        such location of off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths will result in a better site plan; and

(3)        such location of off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths will not unduly increase the number of spaces in any single block, draw excessive traffic through local streets, or otherwise adversely affect traffic conditions in the surrounding area.

Whenever required off-street parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces and loading berths are permitted to be located without regard for zoning lot lines in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the number of spaces required for each building shall be kept available for such building throughout its life.

(b)        Waiver or reduction of loading berth requirements


For zoning lots in a large-scale general development, located either within a Special Mixed Use District in Community District 2 in the Borough of The Bronx, or within a waterfront area pursuant to paragraph (b) of Section 62-132, in Community District 1 in the Borough of Brooklyn, where such zoning lots in the waterfront area contain one or more retail or service uses listed in Use Group 6A, 6C, 7B, 8B, 9A, 10A, 12B, 14A or 16A, and where no single such establishment in the waterfront area exceeds 8,500 square feet in floor area, the Commission may waive or reduce the number of required loading berths, provided that:

(1)        curbside deliveries will not create or contribute to serious traffic congestion or unduly inhibit vehicular or pedestrian movement and will not interfere with the efficient functioning of nearby uses;

(2)        an efficient goods receiving system will be implemented within the commercial establishment to expedite the movement of goods from the curb to areas within the establishment;

(3)        such modification allows for a better relationship between the street walls of the building containing such establishment and the adjacent sidewalk and surrounding area; and

(4)        such modification will not impair or adversely affect the development of the surrounding area.

(c)        Reduction of parking requirements

For buildings on zoning lots in a large-scale general development, within R7-2 Districts in Community District 1 in the Borough of the Bronx, that contain an affordable independent residence for seniors, the Commission may waive or reduce the number of required accessory off-street parking spaces, including any spaces previously required for an existing building, provided that the Commission finds that:

(1)        the anticipated automobile ownership patterns for residents of such affordable independent residence for seniors are minimal and that such waiver or reduction is warranted;

(2)        such waiver or reduction of parking spaces will not have undue adverse impacts on the residents, businesses or community facilities in the surrounding area; and

(3)        such waiver or reduction of parking spaces will result in a better site plan with better quality open areas.

In determining the amount of parking spaces to waive or reduce, the Commission may take into account current automobile ownership patterns for an existing affordable independent residence for seniors on the zoning lot, as applicable.

The Commission may prescribe additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the surrounding area.

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