Except in R1 and R2 Districts, for #developments# containing #residences# on #waterfront zoning lots# of 65,000 square feet or more, a publicly accessible waterfront sitting area shall be provided. Such sitting area shall abut the #shoreline#, have a minimum area of 2,500 square feet, a minimum depth of 50 feet measured from the #shoreline# and contain at least one linear foot of seating for every 100 square feet of public access area. Entrances of #buildings# may not front upon such sitting area.
Such sitting area shall be accessible by means of either a direct connection to a public sidewalk or a public way through the #zoning lot# directly connecting the sitting area with a public sidewalk. Such public way shall be comprised of a planting strip of at least four feet in width containing one tree of at least three-inch caliper for every 25 linear feet of length of such way, and a paved sidewalk of at least six feet in width or, for #developments# with #private roads#, sidewalks provided in accordance with the requirements for #private roads#, as set forth in Article II, Chapter 6.
Such public access areas shall comply with the provisions of Sections 62-74 (Requirements for Recordation), 62-70 (MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WATERFRONT PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS), 62-651 (Guardrails, gates and other protective barriers), 62-652 (Seating) and 62-654 (Signage).
The Chairperson of the City Planning Commission shall certify to the Department of Buildings or Department of Business Services, as applicable, that a site plan has been submitted showing compliance with the provisions of this Section.