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25-21 General Provisions
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
In all districts, as indicated, accessory off-street parking spaces, open or enclosed, shall be provided for all dwelling units created after December 15, 1961, in accordance with the provisions of the following Sections and the other applicable provisions of this Chapter, as a condition precedent to the use of such dwelling unit:

Section 25-22        (Requirements Where Individual Parking Facilities Are Provided)

Section 25-23        (Requirements Where Group Parking Facilities Are Provided)

Section 25-24        (Modification of Requirements for Small Zoning Lots)

Section 25-25        (Modification of Requirements for Income-Restricted Housing Units, Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors or Other Government-Assisted Dwelling Units)

Section 25-28        (Special Provisions for Zoning Lots Divided by District Boundaries)
For dwelling units constructed pursuant to the zoning regulations in effect after July 20, 1950, and prior to December 15, 1961, off-street parking spaces accessory to such dwelling units cannot be removed if such spaces were required by such zoning regulations, unless such spaces would not be required pursuant to the applicable zoning regulations currently in effect.
In addition, rooming units constructed pursuant to the zoning regulations in effect after July 20, 1950 and prior to March 22, 2016, shall continue to be subject to the applicable zoning district regulations in effect prior to March 22, 2016. For the purposes of applying such provisions to rooming units, three rooming units shall be considered the equivalent of one dwelling unit.
For the purposes of calculating the number of required parking spaces for any building containing residences, any fraction of a space 50 percent or greater shall be counted as an additional space.
In the event that the number of accessory off-street parking spaces required under the provisions of these Sections exceeds the maximum number of spaces permitted under the provisions of Section 25-16 (Maximum Spaces for Other Than Single-Family Detached Residences), the Commissioner of Buildings shall reduce the required number of spaces to the maximum number permitted.
25-211 Application of Requirements to Conversions and Certain Enlargements
R3 R4
  1. In the districts indicated, except for zoning lots in R4 Districts utilizing the special optional regulations of a predominately built-up area, wherever additional dwelling units are created by conversions or enlargements of residential buildings, there shall be one off-street parking space provided on the zoning lot for each such additional dwelling unit. Such off-street parking spaces shall be in addition to any existing off-street parking spaces on the zoning lot and shall not be located in any common easement driveways or within a front yard. The provisions of Section 25-27 (Waiver of Requirements for All Zoning Lots Where Access Would Be Forbidden) shall not apply to such zoning lots. Furthermore, such additional dwelling units shall be permitted only if the zoning lot complies with the provisions of Section 25-64 (Restrictions on Use of Open Space for Parking).

    R4 R5
  2. In R5 Districts, and for zoning lots in R4 Districts utilizing the special optional regulations of a predominately built-up area, the requirements of Section 25-21 (General Provisions) shall not apply to additional dwelling units created by conversions of residential buildings on zoning lots with less than 5,000 square feet of lot area, provided such buildings were constructed prior to April 14, 2010, and not subsequently enlarged.
    R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7-1 R7A R7B R7D R7X
  3. In the districts indicated, the requirements of Section 25-21 (General Provisions) shall not apply to dwelling units created by the change of non-residential uses to residential uses on zoning lots with less than 5,000 square feet of lot area.
    R7-2 R8 R9 R10
  4. In the districts indicated, no accessory off-street parking is required for the creation of additional dwelling units within existing buildings.
25-22 Requirements Where Individual Parking Facilities Are Provided
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7-1
  1. In the districts indicated, except in R1, R2, R3, R4A and R4-1 Districts within lower density growth management areas, where group parking facilities are not provided, one accessory off-street parking space, open or enclosed, shall be provided for each dwelling unit, except that in the case of two- or three-family residences in a predominantly built-up area, two accessory parking spaces per building shall be provided.
    R1 R2 R3 R4-1 R4A
  2. In the districts indicated within lower density growth management areas, 1.5 accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each dwelling unit. However, in such districts in the Borough of Staten Island, two accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each single-family residence, three accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each two-family residence, and for all other residences, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least 150 percent of the total number of dwelling units within such residences.
25-23 Requirements Where Group Parking Facilities Are Provided
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
In all districts, as indicated, where group parking facilities are provided, for all new dwelling units, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least that percentage of the total number of dwelling units set forth in the following table. Such spaces shall be kept available to the residents of the building, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25-41 (Purpose of Spaces and Rental to Non-Residents).
PARKING SPACES REQUIRED WHERE
GROUP PARKING FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED


District

Percent of Total Dwelling Units

R1 R2 R3 R4-1 R4A

1001

R4 R4B R5A

100

R5

85

R6

702

R5B R5D

66

R7-1

602

R6A R6B R7-2 R7A R7B R7D R7X R8B3

502

R8 R9 R10

40
1        In R1, R2, R3, R4-1 and R4A Districts within lower density growth management areas, 1.5 accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each dwelling unit. However, in such districts in the Borough of Staten Island, two accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each single-family residence, three accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each two-family residence, and for all other residences, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least 150 percent of the total number of dwelling units within such residences

2        In R6 or R7 Districts for dwelling units created pursuant to the Quality Housing Program, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least 50 percent of the total number of such dwelling units

3        In the Borough of Brooklyn, R8B Districts are subject to the parking requirements applicable in R8 Districts
In a predominantly built-up area where group parking facilities are provided, accessory parking spaces shall be provided for at least that percentage of the total number of dwelling units set forth in the following table:

District

Percent of
Total Dwelling Units

R4 R5

66
25-231 Modification of Requirements to Facilitate Affordable Housing
Within the Transit Zone, the City Planning Commission may permit a reduction in the parking requirements set forth in Section 25-23 in accordance with the provisions of Section 74-533 (Reduction of parking spaces to facilitate affordable housing).
25-24 Modification of Requirements for Small Zoning Lots
R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
In the districts indicated, for small zoning lots, the requirements set forth in Section 25-23 (Requirements Where Group Parking Facilities Are Provided) shall be modified in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
25-241 Reduced Requirements
R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
In the districts indicated, for zoning lots of 10,000 or 15,000 square feet or less, the number of required accessory off-street parking spaces is as set forth in the following table:
REDUCED REQUIREMENTS FOR
SMALL ZONING LOTS




District




Lot Area

Parking Spaces Required as a Percent of Total Dwelling Units

R6 R7-1* R7B

10,000 square feet or less

50

R7-1 R7A R7D R7X

30




R7-2

10,001 to 15,000 square feet

30

R8** R9 R10

20

*        Within lower density growth management areas in Community District 10, Borough of the Bronx

**        In R8B Districts, the parking requirements may not be reduced.
25-242 Waiver of Requirements for Small Zoning Lots in High Bulk Districts
R7-2 R8 R9 R10
In the districts indicated, the requirements set forth in Section 25-23 (Requirements where Group Parking Facilities Are Provided) shall be waived for zoning lots of 10,000 square feet or less, except in R8B Districts.
25-243 Waiver of Requirements for Narrow Zoning Lots in Certain Districts
R3A R4-1
In the districts indicated, the requirements set forth in Section 25-22 (Requirements Where Individual Parking Facilities Are Provided) shall be waived for a single-family residence on an interior lot that has a width along a street less than 25 feet.
25-25 Modification of Requirements for Income-Restricted Housing Units, Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors or Other Government-Assisted Dwelling Units
The requirements set forth in Section 25-23 (Requirements Where Group Parking Facilities Are Provided) may be reduced or waived  for income-restricted housing units, affordable independent residences for seniors, or other government-assisted dwelling units in accordance with the provisions of this Section, inclusive. For the purposes of this Section, not more than one dwelling unit reserved for occupancy by a superintendent in a building otherwise comprised of income-restricted housing units shall also be considered an income-restricted housing unit.
In addition, the Board of Standards and Appeals may waive or modify the requirements set forth in Section 25-23 for government-assisted dwelling units, in accordance with the provisions of Section 73-435 (Reduction of parking spaces for other government-assisted dwelling units).
25-251 Income-Restricted Housing Units
Regulations applicable to income-restricted housing units, except where such units are located in an affordable independent residence for seniors, are set forth in this Section.  
Within the Transit Zone no accessory off-street parking spaces shall be required for income-restricted housing units developed after March 22, 2016. Existing required or permitted accessory off-street parking spaces for buildings containing income-restricted housing units in receipt of a certificate of occupancy prior to March 22, 2016 shall continue to be subject to the applicable zoning district regulations in effect prior to March 22, 2016, except that the Board of Standards and Appeals may waive or modify such requirements in accordance with the provisions of Section 73-433 (Reduction of existing parking spaces for income-restricted housing units).
Outside the Transit Zone, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least that percentage of the total number of income-restricted housing units as set forth in the following table.


District

Parking requirement per income-restricted housing unit
(in percent)

R3-2 R4

50.0

R5 R5B

42.5

R5D

35

R6 R7B

25

R7-1 R7-2 R7A R7D R7X R8B*

15.0

R8 R8A R8X R9 R10

12.0
*        In the Borough of Brooklyn, R8B Districts are subject to the parking requirements applicable in R8 Districts.
25-252 Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors
Within the Transit Zone, no accessory off-street parking spaces shall be required for dwelling units in an affordable independent residence for seniors developed after March 22, 2016. Existing required or permitted accessory off-street parking spaces for dwelling units in affordable independent residences for seniors in receipt of a certificate of occupancy prior to March 22, 2016, shall continue to be subject to the applicable zoning district regulations in effect prior to March 22, 2016, except that such parking spaces may be removed provided that any new dwelling units created on the portion of the zoning lot previously occupied by such parking spaces shall be income-restricted housing units. Such requirement shall be reflected in a notice of restrictions recorded against all tax lots comprising such zoning lot, and a copy of such notice shall be provided to the Department of Buildings.
Outside the Transit Zone, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least 10 percent of the total number of dwelling units in an affordable independent residence for seniors developed after March 22, 2016. However, within lower density growth management areas in Community District 10 in the Borough of the Bronx, accessory off-street parking spaces shall be provided for at least 16 percent of the total number of dwelling units in R6 Districts and for at least 12.5 percent of the total number of dwelling units in R7-1 Districts. Existing required or permitted accessory off-street parking spaces for dwelling units in affordable independent residences for seniors in receipt of a certificate of occupancy prior to March 22, 2016, shall continue to be subject to the applicable zoning district regulations in effect prior to March 22, 2016. However, the Board of Standards and Appeals may reduce such requirements in accordance with the provisions of Section 73-434 (Reduction of existing parking spaces for affordable independent residences for seniors).
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