117-52 Queens Plaza Subdistrict Special Bulk Regulations
All buildings and other structures within the Queens Plaza Subdistrict shall comply with the bulk regulations of this Section. The regulations of the designated Residence and M1 Districts shall apply as set forth below.
In Areas A-1, A-2, B and C of the Queens Plaza Subdistrict, the bulk regulations set forth in Article II, Chapter 3, shall apply to all residential uses in a building or other structure in accordance with the regulations of the designated Residence District, and the bulk regulations set forth in Article IV, Chapter 3, shall apply to all manufacturing, community facility and commercial uses in a building or other structure in accordance with the regulations of the designated M1 District, except as modified in the special bulk regulations of Sections 117-522 through 117-533, inclusive.
When two or more buildings on a single zoning lot are used in any combination for uses which, if located in a single building, would make it a mixed use building, the regulations set forth in this Section shall apply as if such buildings were a single mixed use building.
The maximum floor area ratio permitted for commercial, community facility, manufacturing and residential uses in accordance with the applicable designated district shall not apply. In lieu thereof, the maximum floor area ratio permitted for commercial, community facility, manufacturing or residential uses, separately or in combination, is specified in the following table:
MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA RATIO FOR ALL USES IN THE QUEENS PLAZA SUBDISTRICT
Maximum Floor Area Ratio
(a) Lot coverage requirements for residential buildings
In the Queens Plaza Subdistrict, where the designated Residence District is an R7 or R9 District, the provisions of Section 23-151 (Basic regulations for R6 through R9 Districts), regulating minimum required open space ratios, and maximum floor area ratios, shall not apply. In lieu thereof, all residential buildings, regardless of whether they are required to be Quality Housing buildings, shall comply with the lot coverage requirements set forth for the designated district in Section 23-153 (For Quality Housing buildings).
Where the designated district is an R7-3 District, the maximum lot coverage shall be 70 percent on an interior or through lot and 100 percent on a corner lot.
(b) Lot coverage and open space ratio requirements for mixed use buildings
Lot coverage and open space ratio requirements shall not apply to any portion of a mixed use building in the Queens Plaza Subdistrict.
Any floor area bonus for a public plaza or arcade permitted under the regulations of the designated Residence or M1 District shall not apply in the Queens Plaza Subdistrict.
The yard regulations of the underlying districts shall apply, except as specified in this Section.
(a) Mixed use buildings
For a residential portion of a mixed use building, the required rear yard shall be provided at the floor level of the lowest story containing dwelling units or rooming units, where any window of such dwelling units or rooming units faces onto such rear yard.
(b) Manufacturing or commercial buildings
The rear yard provisions of the designated M1 District shall apply, except that such rear yard provisions shall not apply to manufacturing or commercial buildings on through lots.
(c) Zoning lots adjacent to the Sunnyside Yard
On a zoning lot sharing a lot line with the Sunnyside Yard, no yards are required for any building within a distance of 100 feet from the shared lot line.
(d) For zoning lots occupying an entire block
No rear yard or rear yard equivalent shall be required for a zoning lot occupying an entire block.