Design requirements for visual corridors

The requirements of this Section shall apply to all visual corridors within Subarea B, the Esplanade, Pier Place and the Cove. When a visual corridor coincides with an upland connection, the provisions of Section 116-511 (Design requirements for upland connections) shall also apply.

No building or other structure shall be erected within the width of a visual corridor, except as provided in this Section. Visual corridors shall be the width 1f the street but shall not be less than 50 feet wide.

Permitted obstructions within visual corridors shall be limited to:

(a)        boats, ships or other vessels, and floating structures permitted as-of-right by paragraph (a) of Section 62-25 (Uses on Floating Structures);

(b)        any moving or parked vehicles or street furniture, including, but not limited to, benches, seats, kiosks, carts and open display booths, lighting fixtures, flagpoles, trash receptacles, drinking fountains and public telephones;

(c)        guardrails and fences, provided they comply with the design standards of Section 62-651 (Guardrails, gates and other protective barriers), except that fences may be eight feet high;

(d)        sculpture;

(e)        planting areas, provided that no shade trees are planted within a 15 foot wide area along both sides of the center line of the visual corridor; and

(f)        those obstructions permitted in rear yards as listed in Section 23-44 (Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents), except walls exceeding four feet in height shall not be permitted.



Waterfront Public Access Signage

The New York City Waterfront Symbol Plaque shall be used to direct the public to waterfront public access areas including the Esplanade and upland connections within Subarea B, Pier Place and the Cove, and to identify the entry points of these areas. Such signage shall be provided in accordance with requirements of Section 62-654.