74-83 Public Service Establishments
In all Commercial Districts, the City Planning Commission may permit modifications of the applicable bulk regulations so as to allow the same bulk regulations as would apply for a community facility building in the applicable Commercial District and may permit modifications of the applicable regulations in Sections 33-26 to 33-30, inclusive, relating to Yard Regulations or Sections 33-41 to 33-45, inclusive, relating to Height and Setback Regulations. The Commission shall find that because of site limitations such modifications are necessary for the proper design and operation of the court house.
The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.
For zoning lots that are the subject of a site selection for a borough-based jail system pursuant to application C 190333 PSY, the City Planning Commission may, by special permit, allow modifications to the applicable regulations governing uses, bulk, including permitted floor area ratio, the permitted capacities of accessory off-street parking facilities and public parking garages, and off-street loading regulations, to facilitate construction of the proposed facilities. In order to grant such special permit, the Commission shall find that:
(a) any use modifications will support the operation of the facility and will be compatible with the essential character of the surrounding area;
(b) ground floor uses will be located in a manner that is inviting to the public and will integrate the facility within the surrounding community;
(c) any increase in permitted floor area ratio will facilitate the development of the facility;
(d) any bulk modifications will improve the interior layout and functionality of the facility;
(e) such bulk modifications, including any increase in permitted floor area ratio, will have minimal adverse effects on access to light and air for buildings and open spaces in the surrounding area;
(f) any modifications to the provisions of accessory off-street parking and loading regulations will not create serious traffic congestion or unduly inhibit vehicular or pedestrian movement and will not impair or adversely affect the development of the surrounding area; and
(g) any modifications to the permitted capacity of public parking garages:
(1) will not create serious traffic congestion or unduly inhibit vehicular or pedestrian movement and will not impair or adversely affect the development of the surrounding area; and
(2) will provide adequate reservoir space at the vehicular entrances to accommodate automobiles equivalent in number to 20 percent of the total number of spaces up to 50 spaces, and five percent of any spaces in excess of 200, but in no event shall such reservoir space be required for more than 50 automobiles.
The Commission may prescribe additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.