91-41 Regulations for Designated Retail Streets
The use regulations of this Section, inclusive, shall apply to buildings developed after August 27, 1998, and to buildings enlarged on the ground floor level after August 27, 1998.
For any development or enlargement fronting on the ground floor level of designated retail streets, as shown on Map 4 in Appendix A, the street frontage of the building shall be allocated exclusively to the uses set forth in Section 91-12 (Uses on Designated Retail Streets). However, uses located within lobby or entrance spaces, subway station improvements or pedestrian circulation spaces that do not front on the ground floor level of the street shall be in accordance with the provisions for permitted uses of the underlying district.
Where the street frontage occupied by all building entrances is 20 feet or more in width, the amount of street frontage occupied by lobby space, entrance space and building entrance recesses shall not exceed, in total, 40 linear feet or 25 percent of the building's total street frontage, whichever is less, exclusive of any frontage occupied by a relocated subway stair or the entrance area to a bonused subway station improvement.
Storefronts for permitted ground floor uses shall be no more than 10 feet from the street line or, where an arcade is provided with supporting columns at the street line, no more than 10 feet from the supporting columns.
Access to each permitted establishment or use shall be provided directly from the designated retail street, as shown on Map 4 in Appendix A. Where there is more than one entrance to the establishment or use from the designated retail street, direct access shall be provided via the entrance with the greatest aggregate clear opening width.
At least 50 percent of the street wall surface of each permitted establishment or use shall be glazed with clear untinted transparent material and not more than 50 percent of such transparent surface shall be painted or obstructed with signs.
For the purposes of this glazing requirement, the street wall surface of each permitted establishment shall be measured from the floor to the height of the ceiling or 14 feet above grade, whichever is less.