Transient Hotels and Offices

For a building subject to the provisions of Section 121-60 (ANTI-HARASSMENT AND DEMOLITION REGULATIONS IN SUBDISTRICT A-2) and for which HPD issued a certification of no harassment that was in effect on June 11, 2018, a special permit pursuant to Section 74-802 (Transient hotels within Commercial Districts) shall not be required where such building is enlarged and a portion of which is subsequently converted to residences pursuant to Article I, Chapter 5 (Residential Conversions Within Existing Buildings), provided all new transient hotel rooms shall be located in the enlarged portion of such building, and except for transient hotel lobbies and accessory uses located below the floor level of the second story, the non-enlarged portion of such building shall contain only permanently affordable residences pursuant to a regulatory agreement enforceable by HPD.

In Subdistrict A-2, any development or enlargement that includes offices, as listed in Section 32-15 (Use Group 6B) developed or enlarged after January 19, 2005, shall be permitted only pursuant to Section 93-13 (Special Office Use Regulations).