36-581 Special Parking Regulations for Certain Community Facility Uses in the Borough of Staten Island and Community District 10 in the Borough of the Bronx
C1 C2 C4
(a) In C1, C2 and C4 Districts in the Borough of Staten Island or in Community District 10 in the Borough of the Bronx, all zoning lots containing buildings with the following uses shall be subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Section:
(1) ambulatory diagnostic or treatment health care facilities, as listed in Section 22-14 (Use Group 4), except where such zoning lot contains buildings used for hospitals, as defined in the New York State Hospital Code, or long-term care facilities; or
(2) child care services as listed under the definition of school in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), except where such zoning lot contains buildings used for houses of worship or, for zoning lots that do not contain buildings used for houses of worship, where the amount of floor area used for child care services is equal to 25 percent or less of the amount of floor area permitted for community facility use on the zoning lot.
(b) All zoning lots that meet the conditions of paragraph (a) of this Section shall comply with the following provisions:
(1) Notwithstanding the applicability provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 36-58 (Parking Lot Maneuverability and Curb Cut Regulations), the maneuverability provisions of paragraph (b) and the curb cut provisions of paragraph (c) of such Section shall apply to all group parking facilities, open or enclosed. No tandem parking or attended parking shall be permitted.
(2) In addition to the screening requirements for open parking areas in Section 36-56, any parking area covered by a roof shall be screened from adjoining zoning lots in Residence Districts and from adjacent streets in accordance with the following provisions:
(i) Screening shall consist of a wall or barrier or uniformly painted fence of fire resistant material at least six feet high above finished grade and may be interrupted by normal entrances or exits;
(ii) Such wall, barrier or fence may be opaque or perforated, provided that not more than 50 percent of the surface is open. No chain link fencing shall be permitted. Such screening shall be maintained in good condition at all times;
(iii) Where the exterior wall of a parking facility facing a street has an opaque area with a width greater than 40 feet and a height greater than six feet, such area shall be treated with a decorative element or material or shall be screened with planting so as to provide visual relief. Such screening or decorative treatment shall be applied to a minimum height of 15 feet above adjoining grade or the height of the wall, whichever is less;
(iv) For parking areas covered by a roof, where at least half of the surface area of such roof serves as children's play space for buildings containing child care services as listed under the definition of school in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), such covered parking area shall not be considered an "open parking area" for the purposes of Section 37-90 (PARKING LOTS), inclusive, and shall therefore not require perimeter or interior landscaping pursuant to such Section. In lieu thereof, such covered parking area shall be screened in accordance with paragraph (b)(2) of this Section.