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Special Floor Area and Lot Coverage Regulations

R7-1  C6-1  C6-4.5  C6-6  C6-9

(a)        In R7-1 Districts

In R7-1 Districts, the floor area ratio and open space ratio provisions applicable to residential buildings and residential portions of mixed buildings pursuant to Section 23-151 (Basic regulations for R6 through R9 Districts) shall not apply. In lieu thereof, the maximum floor area ratio for residential buildings or residential portions of mixed buildings shall be 4.0. The maximum lot coverage for residential buildings or residential portions of mixed buildings shall be 65 percent for interior lots, except that for affordable independent residences for seniors the maximum lot coverage for interior lots shall be 70 percent. For all residential buildings or residential portions of mixed buildings, the maximum lot coverage for corner lots shall be 100 percent.

(b)        In C6-1 Districts

In C6-1 Districts, the floor area ratio and open space ratio provisions applicable to residential buildings and residential portions of mixed buildings pursuant to Section 23-151 shall not apply. In lieu thereof, the maximum floor area ratio for residential buildings or residential portions of mixed buildings shall be 3.44. The maximum lot coverage for residential buildings or residential portions of mixed buildings shall be 65 percent for interior lots, except that for affordable independent residences for seniors the maximum lot coverage for interior lots shall be 70 percent. For all residential buildings or residential portions of mixed buildings, the maximum lot coverage for corner lots shall be 100 percent. For Quality Housing buildings, the underlying floor area ratio and lot coverage regulations shall apply.

(c)        In C6-4.5 Districts

In C6-4.5 Districts, the maximum permitted floor area ratio for commercial or community facility uses shall be 12.0. No floor area bonuses for commercial or community facility uses shall be permitted except in accordance with the provisions of Section 66-51 (Additional Floor Area for Mass Transit Station Improvements), where applicable.

(d)        In C6-6 Districts

In C6-6 Districts, the maximum permitted floor area ratio for commercial or community facility uses shall be 15.0, and the maximum residential floor area ratio shall be 9.0. However, in Mandatory Inclusionary Housing areas mapped after October 21, 2021, the maximum residential floor area ratio shall be 12.0. No floor area bonuses shall be permitted, except in accordance with the provisions of Section 66-51, where applicable.

(e)        In C6-9 Districts

In C6-9 Districts, the maximum permitted floor area ratio for commercial or community facility uses shall be 18.0. In addition, residential floor area ratio may be increased only pursuant to the applicable provisions of Section 23-154 (lnclusionary Housing).

However, in the C6-9 District bounded by Flatbush Avenue, State Street, 3rd Avenue and Schermerhorn Street, the maximum permitted floor area ratio for commercial or community facility uses shall be 12.0, and the maximum residential floor area ratio shall be 9.0. However, on a zoning lot with a minimum lot area of 50,000 square feet improved with public schools containing at least 100,000 square feet of floor space developed pursuant to an agreement with the New York City Educational Construction Fund, the maximum permitted floor area ratio for commercial or community facility uses shall be 15.0, and the maximum residential floor area ratio shall be 12.0. Up to 46,050 square feet of floor space within such public schools shall be exempt from the definition of floor area for the purposes of calculating the permitted floor area ratio for community facility uses and the total maximum floor area ratio of the zoning lot. In addition, any building containing residences may be developed in accordance with the Quality Housing Program and the regulations of Article II, Chapter 8 shall apply. In such instances, the bulk regulations of this Chapter shall be considered the applicable bulk regulations for Quality Housing buildings.

No floor area bonuses shall be permitted except as authorized granted by the City Planning Commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 66-51 (Additional Floor Area for Mass Transit Station Improvements).

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