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93-511 Tower Lot Coverage
The tower lot coverage requirements of paragraph (c) of Section 93-42 shall not apply within the Large-Scale Plan Subdistrict A.
93-512 Subareas A3, A4 and A5 of the Large-Scale Plan Subdistrict A
  1. Hudson Boulevard

    For the purposes of this paragraph (a), Hudson Boulevard shall be considered to be a wide street. The street wall of buildings shall be located on the Hudson Boulevard sidewalk widening line and extend along at least 70 percent of the length of the Hudson Boulevard frontage of the zoning lot, and shall rise without setback to a minimum base height of 90 feet and a maximum base height of 120 feet. On corner lots, the maximum base height may apply along intersecting narrow street lines for a distance of 100 feet from its intersection with Hudson Boulevard. Above a height of 120 feet, a setback at least 25 feet in depth is required from the Hudson Boulevard street line, and setbacks from intersecting narrow streets shall comply with the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 93-42 (Height and Setback in Subdistricts A, B, C, D, E and F).

    Alternatively, for zoning lots that occupy the entire Hudson Boulevard block front, the Hudson Boulevard street wall may rise above a height of 120 feet without setback at the Hudson Boulevard sidewalk widening line, provided that:
    1. the aggregate width of such street wall facing Hudson Boulevard does not exceed 100 feet;
    2. all other portions of the building that exceed a height of 120 feet are set back at least 25 feet from the Hudson Boulevard street line at a height not lower than 90 feet; and
    3. all portions of the building that exceed a height of 120 feet are set back from a narrow street in compliance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 93-42.
  2. Tenth Avenue

    The street wall of buildings shall be located within 10 feet of the Tenth Avenue street line and extend along at least 70 percent of the Tenth Avenue frontage of the zoning lot, and shall rise without setback to a minimum base height of 90 feet and a maximum base height of 150 feet. On corner lots, the maximum base height may apply along intersecting narrow street lines for a distance of 100 feet from its intersection with Tenth Avenue. Above a height of 150 feet, the setback provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 93-42 shall apply.

    Alternatively, for zoning lots that occupy the entire Tenth Avenue block front and where no portion of the building is within 10 feet of the Tenth Avenue street line, the Tenth Avenue street wall may rise above a height of 150 feet without setback, provided:
    1. the aggregate width of such street wall does not exceed 100 feet;
    2. all other portions of the building that exceed a height of 150 feet are set back at least 10 feet from the Tenth Avenue street wall of the building at a height not lower than 90 feet; and
    3. all portions of the building that exceed a height of 150 feet are set back from a narrow street in compliance with the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 93-42.
  3. Midblocks

    For all zoning lots with frontage along the northerly street lines of West 35th through West 40th Streets, the street wall of any building shall be located on and extend along at least 50 percent of the length of the sidewalk widening line of the zoning lot and shall rise without setback to a minimum base height of 60 feet and a maximum base height of 120 feet. Above a height of 120 feet, the setback provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 93-42 shall apply. Alternatively, the street wall of a building may rise without setback at the sidewalk widening line provided the aggregate width of such street wall does not exceed 100 feet or 50 percent of the width of such northerly street line frontage of the zoning lot, whichever is less, and provided all other portions of the building that exceed a height of 120 feet comply with the setback provisions of Section 93-42. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply within 100 feet of Eleventh Avenue. However, any zoning lot partially within 100 feet of Eleventh Avenue may, as an alternative, apply the provisions of this paragraph (c) to the entire West 35th, West 36th, West 37th, West 38th, West 39th or West 40th Street street frontage of the zoning lot.

    For all zoning lots with frontage along the southerly street lines of West 36th through West 41st Streets, the street wall of any building shall not exceed a maximum base height of 120 feet. Above a height of 120 feet, the setback provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 93-42 shall apply.
  4. Rear setback

    No yard requirements shall apply to any commercial building or commercial portion of a building. However, above a height of 120 feet, no portion of such building shall be nearer to a rear lot line than 20 feet.
93-513 Four Corners Subarea A2
  1. Hudson Boulevard

    The provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 93-512 (Subareas A3, A4 and A5 of the Large-Scale Plan Subdistrict A) shall apply, except that the maximum base height shall be 150 feet.
  2. West 34th Street

    The street wall of any building shall be located on the West 34th Street sidewalk widening line and extend along at least 70 percent of the West 34th Street frontage of the zoning lot, and shall rise without setback to a minimum base height of 90 feet and a maximum base height of 150 feet. For portions of buildings exceeding a height of 150 feet, a setback of 20 feet from the street line of West 34th Street shall be required. However, a street wall may rise without setback along the sidewalk widening line provided the aggregate width of such street wall does not exceed 50 percent of the width of the West 34th Street frontage of the zoning lot and provided all other portions of the building that exceed a height of 150 feet are set back at least 20 feet from the street line of West 34th Street.
  3. Tenth Avenue

    The regulations set forth in paragraph (b) of Section 93-512 shall apply.
  4. Rear setback

    The provisions of paragraph (d) of Section 93-512 shall apply.
93-514 Eastern Rail Yard Subarea A1
  1. Location of buildings

    Buildings shall be located only in the following areas:
    1. east of the southerly prolongaton of the eastern sidewalk widening line of Hudson Boulevard East;
    2. west of the southerly prolongation of the western sidewalk widening line of Hudson Boulevard West and within 220 feet of West 33rd Street;
    3. west of the southerly prolongation of the eastern sidewalk widening line of Hudson Boulevard East and within 220 feet of West 30th Street, provided that either:
      1. such area contains only uses in Use Groups 3 and 4; or
      2. where such area includes residential use, such residential use shall be located only in a building, or portion of a building, located west of the southerly prolongation of the western sidewalk widening line of Hudson Boulevard West, and such building may also include uses in Use Groups 3, 4, 6A and 6C. In addition, uses in Use Group 3 or 4 may be located in a building separate from any building containing residential use, provided that any such separate building may not be located closer than 50 feet east of the southerly prolongation of the western sidewalk widening line of Hudson Boulevard West.
    4. for any building located at or above the elevation of the High Line bed which faces the ERY High Line, the street wall shall not be located closer than five feet to the edge of the ERY High Line and such five foot separation shall remain unobstructed, from the level of the High Line bed adjacent to such building to the sky. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for any building located partly within 335 feet of the Tenth Avenue street line, any portion thereof of up to 280 feet in width, as measured parallel to West 30th Street, may be located above the High Line bed at a height of 60 feet or more measured from the High Line bed, provided such portion has a maximum width of 200 feet along the West 30th Street street line and a maximum average width of 240 feet. Structural columns and related architectural features placed within the maximum width of 200 feet along the West 30th Street street line supporting such portion of the building may be located within five feet of the southern edge of the ERY High Line, and such columns and related architectural features shall, when viewed in elevation along West 30th Street, occupy no more than 50 percent of the measured area of such elevation located within the maximum width of 200 feet along the West 30th Street street line, from the mean level of the adjoining public sidewalk to a height of 60 feet above the level of the High Line bed. A maximum of 30 percent of such measured area may be constructed of opaque materials. Additionally, such columns and related architectural features shall, when viewed in elevation along West 30th Street, occupy no more than 45 percent of the measured area of such elevation located within the maximum width of 200 feet along the West 30th Street street line, from the level of the High Line bed to a height of 25 feet above the level of the High Line bed.
  2. Height and setback

    No setbacks shall be required for any building wall facing Eleventh Avenue, West 30th Street or West 33rd Street. Along Tenth Avenue, a street wall with a minimum height of 60 feet is required to extend along at least 70 percent of the Tenth Avenue frontage of the zoning lot not occupied by the public plaza required pursuant to Section 93-71. Such street wall shall align with any existing street wall facing Tenth Avenue. Existing street walls shall be treated in a manner that provides for visual articulation.
  3. Length of building walls

    The provisions of paragraph (d) of Section 93-42 limiting the length of building walls above a height of 500 feet shall not apply.

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