Within the Queens Plaza Subdistrict, the transparency requirements of Section 37-34 (Minimum Transparency Requirements) shall apply to all developments and to enlargements where the enlarged portion of the ground floor of the building is within eight feet of the street line. However, the provisions establishing the maximum width of ground floor level street wall without transparency shall not apply. In lieu thereof, any portion of such building wall that is 50 feet or more in length and contains no transparent element between curb level and 14 feet above curb level or the ceiling of the ground floor, whichever is higher, or to its full height if such wall is less than 14 feet in height, shall be covered with vines or similar planting or contain artwork or be treated so as to provide visual relief. Plantings shall be planted in soil having a depth of not less than 2 feet, 6 inches, and a minimum width of 24 inches.
The transparency requirements of this Section shall not apply to any building where the ground floor is occupied by uses listed in Use Groups 16 or 17.