Authorization for Development of Multiple Buildings

The City Planning Commission may authorize a development consisting of more than one building on one or more zoning lots, and may modify the bulk regulations of the underlying district, except floor area ratio regulations, provided that:

(a)        all zoning lots comprising such development together provide a minimum of 9,500 square feet of lot area per building, where no portion of such lot area shall contain delineated wetland on a wetland survey reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Such review by the NYSDEC shall have occurred no more than two years prior to the date of application for this authorization;

(b)        the development satisfies the findings of paragraphs (a) through (e) of Section 137-51 (Authorization for Development of Single Buildings and Enlargements);

(c)        where the Commission is modifying bulk regulations, such modifications shall:

(1)        facilitate the configuration of buildings in order to protect, or provide buffering from, adjacent wetlands, open space and natural resources;

(2)        facilitate, to the extent practicable, the configuration of buildings in proximity to the location of existing buildings within the area;

(3)        limit the need for new paving and impermeable surfaces; and

(4)        be consistent with the scale and character of the surrounding area.

The Commission may prescribe additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.