13-35 Modification of Loading Berth Requirements
The provisions of Sections 25-75 (Location of Access to the Street), 36-65 and 44-55 (Waiver of Requirements for All Zoning Lots Where Access Would Be Forbidden) shall be modified to allow the Commissioner of Buildings to reduce or waive the applicable loading berth requirements, provided that:
(a) the zoning lot only has frontage upon a street, or portion thereof, where curb cuts or entrances and exits to accessory off-street loading berths are not permitted;
(b) the zoning lot has frontage along a street where curb cuts accessing a loading berth are otherwise permitted, but there is no access to such zoning lot from the street due to the presence of:
(1) a building, existing on May 8, 2013, containing residences ;
(2) a non-residential building, existing on May 8, 2013, that is three or more stories in height; or
(3) a building designated as a landmark or considered a contributing building in an Historic District designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission; or
(c) there are subsurface conditions, ventilation requirements from below-grade infrastructure or other site planning constraints that would make accommodating such loading berths infeasible.
In the case of paragraph (c), as set forth in this Section, the Commissioner shall require a loading berth of not less than 33 feet in depth, if such a berth can be accommodated in consideration of the relevant site restraints. The Commissioner of Buildings may request reports from licensed engineers or registered architects in considering such reduction or waiver.