In order to provide for the special cultural needs, convenience, enjoyment, education and recreation of the residents of the area and of the many visitors who are attracted to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a limitation is imposed on the ground floor uses within the Special District.
The provisions of this Section shall apply to a development or change of use within the Special District.
Within 30 feet of Broadway, Columbus Avenue or Amsterdam Avenue street lines, uses within stories on the ground floor or with a floor level within five feet of curb level, shall be limited to those listed in Use Groups 3A, 3B, 6A, 6C, 8A, 10A and eating or drinking establishments listed in 12A or 12B. Within Use Groups 3A or 3B, uses shall be limited to colleges, universities including professional schools, museums, libraries or non-commercial art galleries. Within such area, lobby space, required accessory loading berths, or access to subway stations are permitted.
The provisions of Section 32-422 (Location of floors occupied by commercial uses) shall not apply to any commercial use located in a portion of a mixed building that has separate direct access to the street and has no access within the building to the residential portion of the building at any story. In no event shall such commercial use be located directly over any dwelling units.
When the front building wall or street wall of any building developed after February 9, 1994, is located on Broadway, Columbus Avenue or Amsterdam Avenue, glazing shall be provided in accordance with the transparency requirements set forth in Section 37-34 (Minimum Transparency Requirements).
No permitted sign shall extend above curb level at a height greater than 20 feet or obstruct an arcade.
Within Subdistrict B, permitted signs facing upon West 65th Street shall not exceed a height of 40 feet above curb level, and permitted signs facing upon Broadway between West 65th Street and West 66th Street shall not exceed a height of 60 feet above curb level. However, signs facing in an easterly or southerly direction upon that portion of the public place designated on the City Map that is located within an area bounded by West 65th Street and the prolongation of the south side of West 64th Street shall not exceed a height of 40 feet above the level of such public place.