109-20 Mulberry Street Regional Spine (Area A1)
The provisions of Section 109-11 (Special Use Regulations) shall apply, except that in order to retain the existing retail character of the area, the ground floor of any building shall be limited to uses listed in Section 109-211 (Use Group LI). Any street frontage occupied by entrances to other uses such as residential lobbies shall be no wider than 25 feet. A change of use on the ground floor of a building shall be subject to the provisions of this Section.
Use Group LI comprises a group of specially selected uses to strengthen the existing commercial character of the area.
A. Convenience Retail Establishments
Dry cleaning or clothes pressing establishments, limited to 2,500 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Eating or drinking establishments, including those which provide outdoor table service or have music for which there is no cover charge and no specified showtime
Eating or drinking establishments, with entertainment but not dancing, with a capacity of 200 persons or less
Eating or drinking establishments, with musical entertainment but not dancing, with a capacity of 200 persons or less
Food stores, including supermarkets, grocery stores, meat markets, delicatessen stores, limited to 5,000 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Package liquor stores
Tailor or dressmaking shops, custom
Variety stores, limited to 5,000 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
B. Retail or Service Establishments
Appliance stores, limited to 5,000 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Artist supply stores
Bicycle sales and rental establishments
Candy or ice cream stores
Carpet or rug stores, limited to 5,000 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Cigar or tobacco stores
Clothing or clothing accessory stores, limited to 5,000 square feet of floor area per establishment
Clubs, non-commercial, without restrictions on activities or facilities, limited to 2,500 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Dry goods or fabric stores, limited to 5,000 square feet on the ground floor
Furniture stores, limited to 5,000 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Furrier shops, custom
Interior decorating establishments, limited to 750 square feet of floor area per establishment on the ground floor
Jewelry or art metal craft shops
Leather goods, crafts or luggage stores
*Meeting halls, limited to 25-foot frontage
Newsstands, open or enclosed
Optician or optometrist
Photographic equipment or supply stores
Picture framing shops
Stamp or coin stores
*Theaters, limited to 25-foot frontage
Watch or clock stores or repair shops
* A change of use in a building constructed prior to February 3, 1977, which does not comply with the frontage requirements, is permitted provided the degree of non-compliance of the frontage is not increased
Within Area A1, the maximum floor area ratio on a zoning lot shall not exceed the following:
Floor Area Ratio
Through Lot or Interior Lot
Community facility or residential
The maximum floor area in a mixed building shall be the maximum floor area permitted for either the commercial portion of such building, or the community facility portion of such building or the residential portion of such building, as set forth in this Section, whichever permits the greatest amount of floor area.
The requirements set forth in Section 109-122 shall not apply to the ground floor portion of a building, provided that such portion contains only commercial uses, and provided that such portion is no more than 23 feet above curb level.
Storefronts in buildings developed after February 3, 1977, in portions of buildings located on the ground floor that are enlarged after February 3, 1977, and any existing storefronts that are altered, shall comply with the following standards:
(a) show windows shall have a sill height of not more than 2 feet, 6 inches above curb level and extend to a maximum height of between 8 feet and 10 feet above curb level.
(b) the storefront shall have transparent areas no more than 10 feet in width, measured horizontally, and which transparent areas shall be separated by a mullion of no less than six inches in width; and
(c) storefront entrance doors shall be set back a minimum of two feet behind the vertical surface of the show windows.
In addition to the underlying district sign regulations, the following regulations shall apply to all signs:
(a) signs may not occupy more than 25 percent of the total area of the storefront measured from curb level to 10 feet above curb level;
(b) all permitted signs which project from the front building wall shall be located not less than 10 feet above curb level; and
(c) signs may not cover columns, cornices or sills.