124-312

New streets

The provisions of this Section shall apply to all private streets constructed after November 13, 2008.

(a)        Primary retail street

One primary retail street shall be provided parallel to, or generally parallel to, 126th Street and comply with the following requirements:

(1)        The western boundary of such street shall be not less than 220 feet and not more than 320 feet from 126th Street.

(2)        Such street shall intersect two retail streets and two connector streets.

(3)        The width of such street shall be a minimum of 70 feet and a maximum of 80 feet, comprised of:

(i)        two 15 foot wide sidewalks, one adjacent to each curb;        

(ii)        two nine foot wide strips, one adjacent to each sidewalk which can be used as either parking lanes or pedestrian amenity areas that may include landscaping, seating and walkways;

(iii)        two travel lanes in the center of the street totaling 22 feet in width; and

(iv)        one optional eight to 10 foot wide landscaped median located on the centerline of the street between the two travel lanes provided that the street width shall not exceed 72 feet without such median.

(b)        Connector streets

Two connector streets shall be provided, as follows:

(1)        One connector street shall intersect 126th Street as shown on Map 5 in the Appendix to this Chapter.

(2)        One connector street shall intersect 126th Street opposite the south side of Citi Field Stadium within the 125 foot area shown on Map 5.

(3)        Both connector streets shall intersect with the primary retail street and with each other at a point east of the primary retail street.

(4)        The width of each connector street shall be at least 75 feet and no more than 86 feet, comprised of:

(i)        two 15 foot wide sidewalks, one adjacent to each curb;

(ii)        two nine foot wide strips, one adjacent to each sidewalk that can be used as either parking lanes or pedestrian amenity areas that may include landscaping, seating and walkways; and

(iii)        at least two travel lanes and not more than three travel lanes totaling at least 22 feet and not more than 33 feet in width, and one bike lane at least five feet wide.

(5)        Where a convention center fronts upon a connector street, the requirements set forth in this paragraph (b) shall be modified to eliminate the nine foot wide strip and, in lieu thereof, require a 12 foot wide drop off lane that, in the aggregate, shall not exceed 300 feet.

(c)        Retail streets

A minimum of two and maximum of three retail streets shall be provided, as follows:

(1)        One retail street shall intersect 126th Street opposite the entrance to Citi Field stadium, within the area shown on Map 5;

(2)        One retail street shall intersect 126th Street opposite the north side of Citi Field Stadium within the area shown on Map 5;

(3)        Two retail streets shall intersect with the primary retail street;

(4)        The width of each retail street shall be no more than 68 feet wide, comprised of:

(i)        two 13 foot wide sidewalks, one adjacent to each curb;

(ii)        two 10 foot wide strips, one adjacent to each sidewalk that can be used as pedestrian amenity areas that may include landscaping, seating and walkways; and

(iii)        two travel lanes totaling at least 22 feet in width.

(d)        Eastern perimeter street

One eastern perimeter street shall be provided as follows:

(1)        The eastern boundary of such street shall be within 20 feet of the eastern boundary of the Special Willets Point District, extending between Roosevelt Avenue and a connector street.

(2)        The width of such street shall be at least 62 feet and no more than 75 feet, comprised of:

(i)        a 13 foot wide sidewalk along its western boundary and a sidewalk at least five feet wide along its eastern boundary;

(ii)        two eight foot wide strips, one adjacent to each sidewalk that can be used as either a parking lane or as pedestrian amenity areas that may include landscaping, seating and walkways; and

(iii)        at least two and no more than three travel lanes totaling at least 20 feet and not more than 33 feet in width.

(e)        Residential streets

All streets, other than those listed in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this Section, that have one or more ground floor dwelling units fronting on the street shall be considered residential streets, except where such street is designated a service street pursuant to paragraph (f) of this Section. Residential streets shall be provided, as follows:

(1)        A residential street shall be a minimum of 62 feet wide and a maximum of 64 feet wide, comprised of:

(i)        two 13 foot wide sidewalks, one adjacent to each curb;

(ii)        two eight foot wide strips, one adjacent to each sidewalk that can be used as either a parking lane or as pedestrian amenity areas that may include landscaping, seating and walkways; and

(iii)        two travel lanes totaling between 20 and 22 feet in width.

(f)        Service streets

All newly constructed streets, other than those listed in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this Section, shall be improved as a service street. A minimum of 50 percent of the uses within stories on the ground floor or with a floor level within five feet of base flood elevation fronting a service street shall contain non-residential uses. Service streets shall be provided, as follows:

(1)        A service street may only be located as one of the streets bounding:

(i)        a block that bounds the intersection of 126th Street and Northern Boulevard; and

(ii)        a block that bounds the intersection of 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

(2)        A service street shall be a minimum of 62 feet wide and a maximum of 64 feet wide, comprised of:

(i)        two 13 foot wide sidewalks, one adjacent to each curb;

(ii)        two eight foot wide strips, one adjacent to each sidewalk that can be used as either a parking lane or as pedestrian amenity areas that may include landscaping, seating and walkways; and

(iii)        two travel lanes totaling between 20 and 22 feet in width.

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