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25-61 General Provisions
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In all districts, as indicated, all permitted or required accessory off-street parking spaces shall conform to the provisions of the following Sections:
Section 25-62        (Size and Location of Spaces)

Section 25-63        (Location of Access to the Street)

Section 25-64        (Restrictions on Use of Open Space for Parking)

Section 25-65        (Surfacing)

Section 25-66        (Screening)
No portion of a side lot ribbon shall be less than eight feet wide and no portion shall be more than 10 feet wide on an interior lot or through lot and not more than 20 feet wide on a corner lot. If two zoning lots share a common side lot ribbon along a common side lot line, the width of a shared side lot ribbon must be at least eight feet.
Special regulations applying to large-scale residential developments are set forth in Article VII, Chapter 8, and to large-scale community facility developments in Article VII, Chapter 9.
25-62 Size and Location of Spaces
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In all districts, as indicated, for all accessory off-street parking spaces, open or enclosed, each 300 square feet of unobstructed standing or maneuvering area shall be considered one parking space. However, an area of less than 300 square feet, but in no event less than 200 square feet, may be considered as one space, where the layout and design of the parking area are adequate to permit convenient access and maneuvering in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Buildings, or where the developer or applicant for a building permit or certificate of occupancy certifies that such spaces will be fully attended.
Driveways used to access required parking spaces must be unobstructed for a width of at least eight feet and a height of eight feet above grade and, if connecting to a street, such driveway may only be accessed by a curb cut.
In any case where a reduction of the required area per parking space is permitted on the basis of the developer's certification that such spaces will be fully attended, it shall be set forth in the certificate of occupancy that paid attendants employed by the owners or operators of such spaces shall be available to handle the parking and moving of automobiles at all times when such spaces are in use.
In no event shall the dimensions of any parking stall be less than 18 feet long and 8 feet, 6 inches wide.
However, the width of a parking stall may be reduced to eight feet for detached, semi-detached or zero lot line buildings on a zoning lot where not more than four accessory parking spaces are required if such accessory parking spaces are located in a side lot ribbon and are subject to the provisions of Section 25-621 (Location of parking spaces in certain districts).
In the Borough of Staten Island and in lower density growth management areas in Community District 10, Borough of the Bronx, for community facility uses, each required parking space in a parking area not within a building shall be within a parking stall accessed from a travel aisle, where each such stall and aisle complies with the maneuverability standards of paragraph (b) of Section 36-58 (Parking Lot Maneuverability and Curb Cut Regulations). The use of an attendant shall be permitted only where necessary to accommodate additional, non-required parking spaces within the travel aisles. For such open parking areas with 18 or more spaces, or greater than 6,000 square feet in area, the provisions of Section 37-90 (PARKING LOTS) shall also apply.
25-621 Location of Parking Spaces in Certain Districts
All accessory off-street parking spaces on zoning lots with buildings containing residences shall be located in accordance with the provisions of this Section, except that in R1, R2, R3, R4A and R4-1 Districts within lower density growth management areas, the provisions of Section 25-622 shall apply. In addition, all such parking spaces shall be subject to the curb cut requirements of Section 25-63 (Location of Access to the Street).
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  1. In the districts indicated, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located within or to the side or rear of buildings containing residences. Accessory parking spaces may also be located between the street line and street wall of such buildings and their prolongations only where such spaces are located in a driveway that accesses at least one parking space located to the side or rear of such building and no portion of such driveway is located in front of such buildings.

    However, such parking spaces may also be located in a driveway directly in front of a garage, where such garage is within:
    1. a semi-detached building in an R3-1 or R4-1 District; or
    2. a detached building on a zoning lot with at least 35 feet of frontage along the street accessing such driveway, and at least 18 feet of uninterrupted curb space along such street.
      No parking spaces of any kind shall be allowed between the street line and street wall of an attached or semi-detached building in an R1, R2, R3A, R3X, R4A or R5A District, or for an attached building in an R3-1 or R4-1 District.
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  2. In the districts indicated, other than R4-1, R4A, R4B, R5A, R5B and R5D Districts, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located within or to the side or rear of buildings containing residences. Accessory parking spaces may also be located between the street line and street wall of such buildings and their prolongations, provided that, for buildings on zoning lots with less than 35 feet of street frontage, such spaces are located in a driveway in the side lot ribbon, and provided that for buildings on zoning lots with at least 35 feet of street frontage and at least 18 feet of uninterrupted curb space along a street, either:
    1. no more than two parking spaces located between the street line and street wall of such buildings and their prolongations shall be accessed from a single curb cut, and the parking area for these spaces shall not be more than 20 feet in width measured parallel, or within 30 degrees of being parallel, to the street line; or
    2. a group parking facility with five or more spaces is provided and is screened in accordance with the requirements of Section 25-66 (Screening), paragraphs (a) or (b), as applicable.

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  3. In the districts indicated, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located only within or to the side or rear of buildings containing residences. No parking spaces of any kind shall be permitted between the street line and the street wall of such buildings and their prolongations.

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  4. In the districts indicated without a letter suffix, the following provisions shall apply:
    1. for zoning lots containing non-Quality Housing buildings or non-Quality Housing building segments, each of which contains not more than three dwelling units, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Section;
    2. for zoning lots containing Quality Housing buildings or Quality Housing building segments, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (c) of this Section.
25-622 Location of Parking Spaces in Lower Density Growth Management Areas
The provisions of this Section shall apply to all zoning lots with buildings containing residences in R1, R2, R3, R4-1 and R4A Districts within lower density growth management areas.
Required accessory off-street parking spaces shall be permitted only within a building or in any open area on the zoning lot that is not between the street line and the street wall or prolongation thereof of the building.
For zoning lots with less than 33 feet of street frontage, access to all parking spaces through a front yard shall be only through a single driveway no more than 10 feet in width.
For zoning lots with at least 33 feet of street frontage, access to all parking spaces through a front yard shall be only through a driveway no more than 20 feet in width.
No more than two unenclosed required parking spaces may be located in tandem (one behind the other), except that no tandem parking shall be permitted in any group parking facility with more than four spaces.
25-623 Maneuverability Standards for Community Facility Uses
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In all districts, as indicated, the provisions of this Section shall apply to:
  1. developments with accessory open parking areas in which 70 percent or more of the floor area on the zoning lot is occupied by a community facility use;
  2. enlargements of a building with accessory open parking areas or the enlargement of an open parking area, that result in:
    1. an increase in the total number of parking spaces accessory to community facility uses on the zoning lot that is at least 20 percent greater than the number of such spaces existing on November 28, 2007; or
    2. an increase in the total amount of floor area on the zoning lot that is at least 20 percent greater than the amount of floor area existing on November 28, 2007, and where at least 70 percent of the floor area on the zoning lot is occupied by community facility uses; and
  3. existing buildings with new accessory open parking areas in which 70 percent or more of the floor area on the zoning lot is occupied by a commercial or community facility use.
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to surface parking located on the roof of a building, indoor parking garages, public parking garages, structured parking facilities, or developments or enlargements in which at least 70 percent of the floor area or lot area on a zoning lot is used for automotive uses listed in Use Groups 9 or 16.
For the purposes of this Section, an "open parking area" shall mean that portion of a zoning lot used for the parking or maneuvering of vehicles, including service vehicles, which is not covered by a building. Open parking areas shall also include all required landscaped areas within and adjacent to the open parking area.
For all such new or enlarged open parking areas, a site plan shall be submitted to the Department of Buildings showing the location of all parking spaces, curb cuts and compliance with the maneuverability standards, as set forth in paragraphs (b) and (c) of Section 36-58.
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