74-53 Accessory Group Parking Facilities for Uses in Large-Scale Residential Developments or Large-Scale Community Facility Developments or Large-Scale General Developments
The City Planning Commission may permit group parking facilities accessory to uses in large-scale residential developments or large-scale community facility developments or large-scale general developments with more than the prescribed maximum number of parking spaces set forth in Sections 25-12, 36-12 and 44-12 (Maximum Size of Accessory Group Parking Facilities) or may permit modifications of the applicable provisions of Sections 25-11, 36-11 and 44-11 (General Provisions) so as to permit off-street parking spaces accessory to such uses to be located on the roof of a building.
As a condition of permitting such exceptions or modifications, the Commission shall make the following findings:
(a) that such use is so located as to draw a minimum of vehicular traffic to and through local streets in residential areas;
(b) that such use has adequate reservoir space at the vehicular entrance to accommodate either 10 automobiles or five percent of the total parking spaces provided by the use, whichever amount is greater, but in no event shall such reservoir space be required for more than 50 automobiles;
(c) that the streets providing access to such use will be adequate to handle the traffic generated thereby; and
(d) that where roof parking is permitted, such roof parking is so located as not to impair the essential character or future use or development.
The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area including requirements for shielding of floodlights, for locations of entrances and exits, or for setback of any roof parking areas from lot lines.
This Section shall not apply to the Manhattan Core where the regulations set forth in Article I, Chapter 3, shall apply, or to the Long Island City area, as defined in Section 16-02 (Definitions), where the regulations set forth in Article I, Chapter 6, shall apply.
The City Planning Commission may, in conjunction with an application for a large-scale residential development or large-scale general development in the Transit Zone seeking a bulk modification, reduce or waive the number of required accessory residential off-street parking spaces, including any spaces previously required for an existing building on the zoning lot, provided the Commission finds that:
(a) where the applicant is seeking a reduction of parking spaces required by Section 25-23 (Requirements Where Group Parking Facilities Are Provided), such reduction will facilitate the creation or preservation of income-restricted housing units in such large-scale residential development or large-scale general development. Such finding shall be made upon consultation with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development;
(b) the anticipated rates of automobile ownership for residents of such large-scale residential development or large-scale general development are minimal and that such reduction or waiver is warranted;
(c) such reduction of parking spaces will not have undue adverse impacts on the residents, businesses or community facilities in the surrounding area, including the availability of parking spaces for such uses; and
(d) such reduction of parking spaces will result in a better site plan.
In determining the amount of parking spaces to reduce or waive, the Commission may take into account current automobile ownership patterns for an existing building containing residences on the zoning lot, as applicable.
The Commission may prescribe additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the surrounding area.
In all districts in the Transit Zone, the City Planning Commission may permit a waiver of, or a reduction in, the number of required accessory off-street parking spaces for dwelling units in a development or enlargement that includes at least 20 percent of all dwelling units as income-restricted housing units as defined in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), provided the Commission finds that such waiver or reduction:
(a) will facilitate such development or enlargement. Such finding shall be made upon consultation with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development;
(b) will not cause traffic congestion; and
(c) will not have undue adverse effects on residents, businesses or community facilities in the surrounding area, as applicable, including the availability of parking spaces for such uses.
The Commission may impose appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.