87-412

Transparency requirements in the Core and South Subdistricts

In the Core and South Subdistricts, for non-residential uses located at the ground floor level, any portion of a ground floor level street wall that is subject to the floor area requirements of paragraph (b) of Section 87-411 (Ground floor uses) shall be glazed in accordance with the transparency requirements for designated retail streets set forth in Section 37-34 (Minimum Transparency Requirements), except that:

(a)        in the South Subdistrict, where the ground floor level street wall is occupied by uses in Use Groups 16, 17 or 18, up to 50 percent of the length of such ground floor level street wall may be exempt from such transparency requirements, provided that any street wall width exceeding 50 feet with no transparent elements on the ground floor level shall provide planting or screening in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs (a) or (e) of Section 87-415 (Special streetscape provisions for certain blank walls) for at least 75 percent of such blank wall; and

(b)        in flood zones, for buildings utilizing the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 64-21 (Ground Floor Use), where no transparent materials or building entrances or exits are provided on the ground floor level street wall below a height of four feet above the level of the adjoining sidewalk for a continuous width of at least 25 feet, visual mitigation elements shall be provided in accordance with Section 87-415 for such blank wall.

For the purposes of applying the provisions of Section 37-34, locations subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 87-411 shall be considered designated retail streets.

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