Along the portions of Austin Street and 71st Avenue specified on the mapin the Appendix to this Chapter as Retail Continuity Streets, uses within stories that have a floor level within five feet of curb level shall be limited to commercial or community facility uses permitted by the underlying district and the provisions of Section 86-12 (Modification of Uses Along Austin Street) and shall extend to a minimum depth in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 37-32 (Ground Floor Depth Requirements for Certain Uses).
Such ground floor street frontage of a development or enlargement constructed after March 24, 2009, shall be allocated exclusively to such uses, except for Type 2 lobby space, entryways or entrances to subway stations and accessory parking spaces provided in accordance with applicable provisions of Section 37-33 (Maximum Width of Certain Uses).
The use regulations in the Special Forest Hills District shall be modified to permit Use Groups 10A, 10C, 12A, 12B, 12D and 12E within C2 Districts fronting on Austin Street.
The provisions of Section 32-423 (Limitation on ground floor location) shall not apply to uses located along Austin Street.
The provisions of Section 32-422 (Location of floors occupied by commercial uses) are modified to permit dwelling units on the same story as commercial use provided no access exists between such uses at any level containing dwelling units and provided any commercial uses are not located directly over any dwelling units.
Such commercial uses, however, may be located over dwelling units by authorization of the City Planning Commission upon a finding that there is sufficient separation of residential uses from commercial uses within the building.
For developments or enlargements constructed after March 24, 2009, the ground floor street wall bounding any commercial or community facility use, other than a school, shall be glazed in accordance with the transparency requirements set forth in Section 37-34 (Minimum Transparency Requirements).