131-432

Along all other streets, other than Riegelmann Boardwalk

The following regulations shall apply along all other streets in the Coney West Subdistrict, except within 70 feet of Riegelmann Boardwalk.

(a)        Street wall location

The street wall of a building base, or portion thereof, beyond 50 feet of Surf Avenue, shall be located within eight feet of the street line except that, to allow portions of towers to rise without setback from grade, a portion of a building base below a tower may be set back 10 feet from the street line, provided the width of such setback area is not greater than 40 percent of the width of the street wall of the tower. In addition, for street walls facing Ocean Way, building entrances providing direct access to the lowest story located above the base flood elevation may be recessed up to a depth of 10 feet as measured from the street line, provided the width of such recess does not exceed 20 feet and the height of such recessed area is not less than 15 feet at any point as measured from the base flood elevation.

The entire area of the zoning lot between the street line and all street walls of the building and their prolongations shall be planted at ground level, or in raised planting beds that are permanently affixed to the ground, except that such plantings shall not be required at the entrances to and exits from the building, within driveways accessing off-street parking spaces located within, to the side, or rear of such building, or between commercial uses and the street line. No zoning lot shall be altered in any way that will either create a new non-compliance or increase the degree of non-compliance with the provisions of this Section.

(b)        Building base

The street wall of a building base, or portion thereof, located beyond 100 feet of Surf Avenue, shall rise without setback to a minimum height of 40 feet or the height of the building, whichever is less, and a maximum height of six stories or 65 feet, whichever is less. Up to 30 percent of the aggregate width of street walls may be recessed for outer courts or balconies, provided no recesses are located within 15 feet of an adjacent building or within 30 feet of the intersection of two street lines, and provided the maximum depth of such recesses is 15 feet, as measured from the street line. All portions of a building or other structure that exceed a height of 65 feet shall be set back from the street wall at least 10 feet, except such setback distance may include the depth of any permitted recesses.

(c)        Transition heights

Beyond 100 feet of Surf Avenue, a street wall may rise to a maximum transition height of nine stories or 95 feet, whichever is less, provided that:

(1)        above the maximum base height, street walls are set back a minimum distance of 10 feet from the street line, except that for blocks north of the Ocean Way street line, along a minimum of one street line bounding the block (except for Surf Avenue), at least 40 percent of the aggregate width of street walls shall remain open to the sky for a minimum depth of 100 feet from the street line ;

(2)        for blocks bounding the southern street line of Ocean Way, any portion of a building or other structure that exceeds a height of six stories or 65 feet, whichever is less, shall be located within 80 or 100 feet of a street line, as indicated on Map 6 in the Appendix to this Chapter;

(3)        for portions of buildings higher than six stories or 65 feet that are within 100 feet of Riegelmann Boardwalk, each story within such portion shall provide a setback with a depth of at least 10 feet, measured from the south-facing wall of the story directly below.

A building or other structure may exceed such transition heights only in accordance with the tower provisions of Section 131-434.

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