Authorization for Certain Commercial Uses

The City Planning Commission may authorize any commercial use not allowed pursuant to Section 134-11, inclusive, to locate within the Northern Subdistrict, Eastern Subarea or the Western Subarea of the Special Governors Island District, provided that such commercial use:

(a)        will promote the goals of the Special Governors Island District;

(b)        will complement existing uses within the special district; and

(c)        is compatible with the nature, scale and character of other uses within its subdistrict.

Any application to authorize a commercial use in the Eastern Subarea or Western Subarea pursuant to this Section shall be referred to the local community board. The City Planning Commission shall not grant such authorization prior to forty-five (45) days after the referral.