104-60 Modification of Special Bulk Requirements and Transfer of Floor Area by Special Permit
The City Planning Commission may, by special permit:
(a) modify the special height and setback requirements of Section 104-30 (SPECIAL HEIGHT AND SETBACK REQUIREMENTS), inclusive, provided the Commission finds that such modifications are necessary to:
(1) meet programmatic and mechanical requirements;
(2) achieve a better distribution of bulk on the zoning lot and will not adversely affect access to light and air for surrounding public access areas, streets, buildings and properties;
(3) provide flexibility of architectural design and encourage more attractive building forms; and
(4) result in a development or enlargement that is compatible with development in the surrounding area.
(b) permit the transfer of floor area from any granting site to a receiving site for a development that requires modification of the special height and setback requirements of Section 104-30, inclusive, provided the Commission finds:
(1) such transfer complies with the general requirements set forth in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of Section 104-51;
(2) the distribution of floor area on the receiving site does not adversely affect the character of the surrounding area by unduly concentrating floor area in any portion of Subdistrict A; and
(3) where such transfer is from a granting site on Blocks A, C or D, it shall also comply with the provisions of paragraphs (b) and (c) of Section 104-52 (Transfer of Floor Area by Notice).
The Commission may prescribe additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects of the development or enlargement on the character of the surrounding area.