13-30 Off-Street Loading Regulations in the Manhattan Core
All accessory off-street loading berths provided as part of developments, enlargements, extensions or changes of use in the Manhattan Core after May 8, 2013, shall comply with the applicable provisions of this Section, inclusive.
In addition to the provisions of this Section, additional restrictions on loading berths in the Manhattan Core are found in the following Special Purpose Districts:
(a) the Special Midtown District, as set forth in Sections 81-311 (Prohibitions of off-street parking or off-street loading facilities), 81-44 (Curb Cut Restrictions), 81-624 (Curb cut restrictions and loading berth requirements) and 81-84 (Mandatory Regulations and Prohibitions);
(b) the Special Lincoln Square District, as set forth in Section 82-50 (OFF-STREET PARKING AND OFF-STREET LOADING REGULATIONS);
(d) the Special Lower Manhattan District, as set forth in Sections 91-52 (Curb Cut Regulations) and 91-53 (Waiver of Requirements for Accessory Off-street Loading Berths).
For all permitted or required accessory loading berths, the minimum length requirements for hospitals and related facilities or prisons; hotels, offices or court houses; commercial uses ; and wholesale, manufacturing or storage uses, set forth in Sections 36-681 (Size of required berths) and 44-581 (Size of required loading berths), shall be 37 feet.
In addition to the floor area exemption for accessory off-street loading berths set forth in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), for buildings with a total floor area in excess of 100,000 square feet, up to 300 square feet of floor space may be exempted from the definition of floor area where such buildings allocate a permanent space for dumpster storage, and such storage space has a minimum dimension of 12 feet by 25 feet. Such dumpster storage space shall be adjacent to a building's loading berth.
13-33 Modification of Provisions for a Zoning Lot With Uses Subject to Different Loading 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.