Mandatory Subway Improvements

For the purposes of mandatory subway improvements, any tract of land consisting of two or more contiguous lots of record under single ownership or control as of March 1, 1986, shall be considered a single zoning lot.

Subway improvements are required for qualifying developments or enlargements, as follows:

(a)        Zoning lots with at least 5,000 square feet of lot area

Developments or enlargements on zoning lots with 5,000 square feet or more of lot area located on Block 1 and fronting on a sidewalk containing a sidewalk entrance to the Queens Boulevard Line, Court Sq-23 St Station, shall relocate the stairway or entrance(s) to such subway onto the zoning lot, in accordance with the provisions of Section 37-40 (OFF-STREET RELOCATION OR RENOVATION OF A SUBWAY STAIR), with the exception that, in addition to the waivers provided by Section 37-44, the additional standards for location, design and hours of public accessibility contained in Section 37-41 may be waived upon a finding by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that such standards are undesirable or unnecessary to ensure a good overall design.

(b)        Zoning lots with at least 10,000 square feet of lot area

For the purposes of this paragraph (b), the floor area of the development or enlargement shall be the total amount of floor area constructed after August 14, 1986.

Developments or enlargements on Blocks 1, 2 or 3, identified in Appendix B (Court Square Subdistrict Plan Map and Description of Improvements) of this Chapter, containing at least 70,000 square feet of floor area on zoning lots of at least 10,000 square feet of lot area shall provide mandatory subway improvements as described, in Appendix B, in paragraph (a) for Block 1, paragraph (b) for Block 2 and paragraph (c)(1) for Block 3.

In addition, on Block 3, any development or enlargement containing at least 300,000 square feet of floor area or any development or enlargement on a zoning lot of at least 30,000 square feet of lot area shall provide all the mandatory subway improvements for the Block, as described in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) for Block 3.