Uses permitted with restrictions

The following uses from Use Groups 16 and 17 are permitted in Special Mixed Use Districts subject to the certification requirements and locational restrictions of this Section:

From Use Group 16A:

Animal hospitals or kennels


Blacksmith shops


Carpentry, custom woodworking or custom furniture making shops


Fuel, oil, or coal sales, open or enclosed, limited to 5,000 square feet of lot area per establishment


Mirror silvering shops


Sign painting shops, with no limitation on floor area per establishment


Silver plating shops, custom


Soldering or welding shops


Tool, die, or pattern-making establishments, or similar small machine shops


Trade schools for adults, that use substances in quantities required under the City Right-to-Know Law to file a Risk Management Plan for Extremely Hazardous Substances

From Use Group 16B:

Automobile, truck, motorcycle or trailer body repairs, provided such use is conducted within a completely enclosed building

From Use Group 16D:

Carpet cleaning establishments


Dry cleaning or cleaning and dyeing establishments, with no limitation on type of operation, solvents, floor area or capacity per establishment


Laundries, medical or laboratory


Linen or towel supply establishments, where cleaning is done on the same zoning lot


Packing or crating establishments for substances in quantities required under the City Right-to-Know Law to file a Risk Management Plan for Extremely Hazardous Substances


Photographic developing or printing, with no limitation on floor area per establishment


Warehouses for substances in quantities required under the City Right-to-Know Law to file a Risk Management Plan for Extremely Hazardous Substances


Wholesale establishments selling, as part of their stock, substances in quantities required under the City Right-to-Know Law to file a Risk Management Plan for Extremely Hazardous Substances, with no limitation on accessory storage

From Use Group 17B (Manufacturing Establishments):

Adhesives, excluding manufacture of basic components


Advertising displays


Aircraft, including parts


Automobiles, trucks or trailers, including parts or rebuilding of engines


Beverages, non-alcoholic


Boats less than 200 feet in length, building or repair, open or enclosed, provided that such use or portion thereof may be conducted outside a completely enclosed building only if located at a distance greater than 200 feet from a Residence District boundary, or if effectively screened by a wall or fence at least eight feet in height with no boat building located less than 30 feet from a Residence District boundary


Brushes or brooms


Cameras or other photographic equipment, except film






Ceramic products, including pottery, small glazed tile, or similar products


Chemicals, compounding or packaging


Cosmetics or toiletries


Cotton ginning, or cotton wadding or linters


Electrical appliances, including lighting fixtures, irons, fans, toasters, electric toys, or similar appliances


Electrical equipment assembly, including home radio or television receivers, home movie equipment, or similar products, but not including electrical machinery


Electrical supplies, including wire or cable assembly, switches, lamps, insulation, dry cell batteries, or similar supplies


Film, photographic


Food products, except slaughtering of meat or preparation of fish for packaging


Ice, dry


Ink or inked ribbon


Laboratories, research, experimental or testing


Leather products, including shoes, machine belting, or similar products




Machines, business, including typewriters, accounting machines, calculators, card-counting equipment, or similar products


Machinery, miscellaneous, including washing machines, firearms, refrigerators, air-conditioning, commercial motion picture equipment, or similar products


Machine tools, including metal lathes, metal presses, metal stamping machines, woodworking machines, or similar products


Metal finishing, plating, grinding, sharpening, polishing, cleaning, rust-proofing, heat treatment, or similar products


Metal stamping or extrusion, including costume jewelry, pins and needles, razor blades, bottle caps, buttons, kitchen utensils, or similar products


Motorcycles, including parts


Musical instruments, including pianos or organs


Novelty products


Optical equipment, clocks or similar precision instruments


Orthopedic or medical appliances, including artificial limbs, braces, supports, stretchers, or similar appliances


Paper products, including envelopes, stationery, bags, boxes, shipping containers, bulk goods, tubes, wallpaper printing, or similar products


Perfumes or perfumed soaps, compounding only


Pharmaceutical products


Plastic products, including tableware, phonograph records, buttons, or similar products


Printing or publishing, with no limitation on floor area per establishment


Rubber products, such as washers, gloves, footwear, bathing caps, atomizers, or similar products, excluding manufacture of natural or synthetic rubber


Silverware, plate or sterling


Sporting or athletic equipment, including balls, baskets, cues, gloves, bats, racquets, rods, or similar products


Statuary, mannequins, figurines, or religious art goods, excluding foundry operations


Steel products, miscellaneous fabrication or assembly, including steel cabinets, doors, fencing, metal furniture, or similar products


Textiles, dyeing or printing


Tobacco, including curing, or tobacco products


Tools or hardware, including bolts, nuts, screws, doorknobs, drills, hand tools or cutlery, hinges, house hardware, locks, non-ferrous metal castings, plumbing appliances, or similar products






Vehicles, children's, including bicycles, scooters, wagons, baby carriages, or similar vehicles


Venetian blinds, window shades, or awnings, with no limitation on production or on floor area per establishment


Wood products, including furniture, boxes, crates, baskets, pencils, cooperage works, or similar products

Uses accessory to the preceding listed uses

Any use from Use Group 16 or 17, listed in this Section, may only locate in a building enlarged or developed after December 10, 1997, containing a use listed in Section 123-21 (Modification of Use Groups 2, 3 and 4), or share a common wall with such building, upon certification by a licensed architect or engineer to the Department of Buildings that any such use listed in Use Group 16 or 17:

(a)        does not have a New York City or New York State environmental rating of "A", "B" or "C" under Section 24153 of the New York City Administrative Code for any process equipment requiring a New York City Department of Environmental Protection operating certificate or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation state facility permit; and

(b)        is not required, under the City Right-to-Know Law, to file a Risk Management Plan for Extremely Hazardous Substances.