Mandatory Ground Floor Use and Frontage Requirements

The provisions of Section 32-433 (Ground floor use in C1, C2 and C4 Districts in the Borough of Staten Island) shall not apply in Subareas A, B and C. However, on designated streets and mandatory front building wall lines in Subareas B3 and C, as shown on Map 2 in Appendix A of this Chapter, the special ground floor use and frontage regulations of this Section shall apply to any building developed or enlarged after October 25, 2006.

Uses located on the ground floor level or within two feet of the as-built level of the adjoining sidewalk shall be exclusively limited to the permitted non-residential uses as modified by the special use provisions of this Chapter. Such ground floor uses shall extend along the entire width of the building, except for lobbies or entrances to accessory parking spaces and shall have a depth provided in accordance with Section 37-32 (Ground Floor Depth Requirements for Certain Uses).

In no event shall lobbies and entrances to accessory parking spaces occupy more than 50 percent of the building's total frontage along such street or mandatory front building wall line, or 35 feet, whichever is less. However, the total length of such frontage occupied by such lobbies and entrances need not be less than 25 feet.