16-20 Special Rules for Parking Facilities Within the Long Island City Area
All accessory off-street parking facilities, public parking lots and public parking garages developed or enlarged after October 25, 1995, in the Long Island City area shall comply with the applicable provisions of this Section, inclusive.
No accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located on a zoning lot other than the same zoning lot as the use to which they are accessory.
All accessory off-street parking spaces shall be located within a completely enclosed building, with the exception of:
(a) parking spaces accessory to a hospital, as listed in Use Group 4; and
(b) up to 15 off-street parking spaces accessory to commercial uses other than a transient hotel, as listed in Use Group 5, community facility uses other than hospitals, or manufacturing uses.
In the Long Island City area, for accessory off-street parking facilities and public parking garages, curb cuts accessing entrances and exits to such parking facilities shall not be permitted at the following locations:
(a) within 50 feet of the intersection of any two street lines, except where the Commissioner of Buildings certifies that such location is not hazardous to traffic safety, is not likely to create traffic congestion and will not unduly inhibit surface traffic or pedestrian flow. The Commissioner of Buildings may refer such matter to the Department of Transportation, or its successor, for a report;
(b) for accessory off-street parking facilities, on 21st Street, 44th Drive, Jackson Avenue, Queens Boulevard, Queens Plaza (North, South and East), Skillman Avenue or Thomson Avenue, except by authorization of the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Section 16-343;
(c) for public parking garages, on 21st Street, 44th Drive, Jackson Avenue, Queens Boulevard, Queens Plaza (North, South and East) or Vernon Boulevard, except by authorization, pursuant to Section 16-343.
The gross unobstructed surface area, in square feet, of a permitted accessory group parking facility including stalls, aisles, driveways and maneuvering areas shall not exceed 200 times the number of accessory off-street parking spaces provided. This size limitation shall not be applicable to off-street parking spaces permitted under the provisions of paragraph (c) of Section 16-12 (Permitted Parking for Non-residential Uses) where such spaces are exclusively accessory, no-charge, self-parking spaces in enclosed facilities with a capacity limited to 100 automobiles. In such facilities, the gross unobstructed surface area, in square feet, shall not exceed 300 times the number of accessory off-street parking spaces provided.