73-65 Enlargement of Public Utility Facilities
The Board of Standards and Appeals may permit an enlargement which does not comply with the applicable district bulk regulations for any building or other structure existing on December 15, 1961, within which any one of the following public utilities is located:
Electric or gas utility substations
Telephone exchanges or other communications equipment structures
Water or sewage pumping stations;
provided that the following findings are made:
(a) that the growth of the utility service demand in the area served by the building or other structure requires such enlargement to house the additional facilities needed to fulfill the demand;
(b) that the network of lines, pipes or other distribution facilities located below the surface of the streets is so integrated with the operations carried on within such building that the provision of such additional facilities at another location would cause substantial duplication of plant and facilities and inconvenience to the public; and
(c) that non-compliance, if any, with the applicable yard or height and setback regulations is the minimum made necessary by essential engineering requirements.
The Board may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area and shall require that the certificate of occupancy shall be limited to such use.