81-53 Special Bulk and Urban Design Requirements
In addition to the requirements set forth in Sections 8125 (General Provisions Relating to Height and Setback of Buildings) and 8140 (MANDATORY DISTRICT PLAN ELEMENTS), the provisions of this Section shall apply to a zoning lot having 50 percent or more of its lot area within the Penn Center Subdistrict. For the purposes of this Section, all such zoning lots shall be deemed to be entirely within the Subdistrict. If any of the provisions of Sections 8125, 8140 and 8153 are in conflict, the regulations of this Section shall govern.
The provisions of Section 8142 (Retail Continuity Along Designated Streets) shall apply within the Penn Center Subdistrict. However, the requirement that at least 50 percent of the street wall surface of each ground floor establishment be glazed with clear, untinted, transparent material, and not more that 50 percent of such transparent surface be painted or obstructed with signs shall not apply to any informational signs or marquees provided to identify rail mass transit or subway entrances in accordance with Section 8152 (Sign Regulations).
The provisions of Section 81-43 (Street Wall Continuity Along Designated Streets) shall apply, except that the street wall of all buildings along the Seventh Avenue frontage of zoning lots shall be a minimum of 85 feet above curb level or the full height of the building, whichever is less. All other provisions of Section 81-43 shall apply without modification.
In addition, the restrictions on permitted recesses contained in Section 81-43 shall not apply to pedestrian circulation spaces provided in accordance with Sections 81-46 (Off-street Relocation or Renovation of a Subway Stair) or 81-48 (Off-street Improvement of Access to Rail Mass Transit Facility) nor to interstitial spaces between signs or between building walls and signs.