142-60 Inwood Waterfront Access Plan
The provisions of Article VI, Chapter 2 (Special Regulations Applying in the Waterfront Area), shall apply, except as superseded, supplemented or modified by the provisions of this Section, inclusive.
Map 4 (Waterfront Access Plan: Parcel Designation), Map 5 (Waterfront Access Plan: Public Access Areas) and Map 6 (Waterfront Access Plan: Visual Corridors) in the Appendix to this Chapter show the boundaries of the area comprising the Inwood Waterfront Access Plan, boundaries of parcels within the Plan and the location of certain features mandated or permitted by the Plan.
The Plan has been divided into parcels consisting of tax blocks and lots and other lands as established on August 8, 2018, as follows:
Parcel 1: block 2215, lots 877 and 885; and block 2197, lots 67, 71, 74 and 174
Parcel 2/3: block 2197, lots 47 and 75
Parcel 4: block 2197, portion of lot 1
Parcel 5: block 2188, lot 1
Parcel 6: block 2187, lots 1, 5, 7 and 20
Parcel 7: block 2185, lots 25, 36 and 51
Parcel 8: block 2185, lots 1 and 10
Parcel 9: block 2184, lots 20 and 40
Within the Special Inwood District, the parcels of land designated in this Section need not be contiguous for the area to be considered to be a Waterfront Access Plan pursuant to Section 62-911.
For the purposes of determining requirements for waterfront public access areas, lot area shall not include any portion of a zoning lot that is seaward of the shoreline. For the purposes of determining the applicability of waterfront public access area requirements, pursuant to Section 62-52, all zoning lots with portions located within 40 feet of the shoreline shall be considered waterfront zoning lots.
On Parcel 1, as shown on Map 4 (Waterfront Access Plan: Parcel Designation) in the Appendix to this Chapter, for the purposes of calculating the total waterfront public access area requirements on a "granting lot," as described in Section 142-23 (Floor Regulations in Subarea B2 and B3), lot area shall be the combined lot area of all "granting lots" and all "receiving lots."
In Tip of Manhattan Subdistrict B, for Parcels 1 and 2/3, as shown on Map 4 (Waterfront Access Plan: Parcel Designation) in the Appendix to this Chapter, the following regulations shall apply.
(a) Applicability of waterfront public access area requirements to Use Group 16
In Subarea B1, as shown on Map 1, developments of buildings containing exclusively commercial or public utility vehicle storage, including accessory fuel pumps, as listed in Use Group 16C, shall be exempted from waterfront public access area requirements.
(b) Shore public walkways
On Parcel 1, no shore public walkway shall be required.
(c) Upland connections
On Parcel 2/3, upland connections shall be provided along the shared boundary between Parcels 1 and 2/3, and within the area located between a line parallel to and 20 feet south of the prolongation of the centerline of West 218th Street and a line parallel to and 30 feet north of such centerline.
(d) Supplemental public access areas
(1) on Parcel 1, supplemental public access area shall be bounded by Ninth Avenue to the west, the shared boundary of Parcels 1 and 2/3 to the south, and the stabilized shore to the east. Section 62-571 (Location and area requirements for supplemental public access areas) shall not apply to such supplemental public access area;
(2) on Parcel 2/3, supplemental public access area, if required, shall be located at the intersection of the upland connection and the shore public walkway. Section 62-571 shall be modified to allow the longest side of such supplemental public access area to adjoin the upland connection provided that the maximum depth measured perpendicular to the upland connection does not exceed 1.5 times the width measured parallel to the upland connection.
(e) Visual corridors
Visual corridors shall be provided at three locations as shown on Map 6 (Waterfront Access Plan: Visual Corridors) in the Appendix to this Chapter:
(1) within the prolongation of the street lines of West 220th Street;
(2) within the prolongation of the street lines of Ninth Avenue;
(3) within the area located between a line parallel to and 20 feet south of the prolongation of the centerline of West 218th Street and a line parallel to and 30 feet north of such centerline. In the event that such visual corridor abuts an open area with a minimum depth of 20 feet along the entire length of such visual corridor, and an easement for such open area has been recorded against the property, the minimum dimension of a visual corridor set forth in Section 62-512 (Dimensions of visual corridors) may be reduced to 30 feet.
In the Sherman Creek Subdistrict A, Parcels 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, as shown on Map 4 (Waterfront Access Plan: Parcel Designation) in the Appendix to this Chapter, the following regulations shall apply.
(a) Shore public walkways
(1) Waterfront zoning lots that have a shoreline measuring more than 100 feet shall provide a shore public walkway as required by Section 62-53 (Requirements for Shore Public Walkways).
(2) Zoning lots within or partially within 40 feet of the shoreline that do not abut the shoreline, or that contain a shoreline measuring 100 feet or less shall provide either:
(i) a shore public walkway, located partly on the zoning lot and partly on an adjoining waterfront zoning lot; or
(ii) a shore public walkway on any portion of the zoning lot within 40 feet of the shoreline. Such shore public walkway shall have a minimum width of 14 feet, and its pedestrian circulation path shall connect to and provide access from adjoining public streets, parks or public places. Such shore public walkway shall extend beyond 40 feet of the shoreline as necessary to satisfy the minimum dimensional requirements, but the total area of the shore public walkway need not exceed an area equivalent to that portion of the zoning lot within 40 feet of the shoreline. The provisions of Section 62-62 (Design Requirements for Shore Public Walkways and Supplemental Public Access Areas) shall be modified to allow the circulation path to have a minimum width of 10 feet and to be located entirely beyond 10 feet from the shoreline. In addition, for Parcels 6, 7 or 8, the planting requirements set forth in paragraph (c)(1) of Section 62-62 need not apply.
Where the zoning lot does not include all of the adjacent shoreline, the design of the shore public walkway shall be compatible with the future improvement of public access areas on the land between the zoning lot and the shoreline.
(3) The primary circulation path required pursuant to Section 62-62 shall be provided at a minimum elevation of 7.5 feet above the shoreline, except that such requirement need not include portions of a circulation path that slope downward to meet the elevation of an existing publicly accessible sidewalk.
(b) Supplemental public access areas
On Parcel 5, no supplemental public access area shall be required.
(a) Section 62-811 (Waterfront public access and visual corridors) shall not apply to Parcel 5, as shown on Map 4 (Waterfront Access Plan: Parcel Designation) in the Appendix to this Chapter. In lieu thereof, the following regulations shall apply:
No excavation or building permit shall be issued for any development on Parcel 5 until the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission has certified to the Department of Buildings, that:
(1) a site plan has been submitted showing compliance with the provisions of Sections 62-50 (GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VISUAL CORRIDORS AND WATERFRONT PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS) and 62-60 (DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR WATERFRONT PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS) as modified by Section 142-60 (INWOOD WATERFRONT ACCESS PLAN);
(2) the Chairperson has certified that an easement, the requirements for which shall be determined in consultation with the Department of Transportation, has been provided to enlarge the adjoining mapped streets, an instrument creating such easement has been recorded in the Office of the City Register, and a certified copy of such easement has been submitted to the Department of City Planning; and
(3) an acceptable restrictive declaration is executed and filed pursuant to Section 62-74 (Requirements for Recordation).
(b) Buildout of Adjoining Streets
No certificate of occupancy for any development on Parcel 5 shall be issued until the Department of Buildings has been furnished with a certification by the Department of Transportation that adjoining mapped streets have been built out to Department of Transportation standards.
Within 45 days of receipt of a complete application, the Chairperson shall either certify that the proposed development complies with the requirements of this Section or disapprove such application, citing the nature of any failure to comply. Failure to certify or disapprove such application within the 45 day period will release the Department of Buildings or the Department of Small Business Services from any obligation to withhold the excavation or building permit and authorize such agency to determine compliance with the provisions of this Section.