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131-131 Coney East Subdistrict
The use regulations of the underlying C7 District are modified as set forth in this Section. The provisions of Section 32-02 (Special Provisions for Hotels) are modified to apply in a C7 District. The locations of the mandatory ground floor use regulations of paragraphs (b), (c), (d) and (f) of this Section are shown on the streets, or portions of streets, specified on Map 2 in the Appendix to this Chapter. Transient hotels and Use Groups A, B and C, as set forth in Sections 131-11 through 131-123, inclusive, and public parking garages, shall be the only uses allowed in the Coney East Subdistrict, and shall comply with the following regulations:
  1. Use Group C

    Use Group C uses shall be limited to 2,500 square feet of floor area and 30 feet of street frontage, except that on corner lots one street frontage may extend up to 100 feet.
  2. Bowery and Wonder Wheel Way

    At least 50 percent of Bowery and Wonder Wheel Way street frontage of any zoning lot shall be occupied by open uses listed in Use Group A1 or, if enclosed, by Use Group A1 uses at the ground floor level, and not more than 50 percent of the Bowery and Wonder Wheel Way street frontage of any zoning lot shall be occupied by Use Group C uses at the ground floor level.
  3. Surf Avenue

    At least 15 percent of the street frontage of each block front bounding the south side of Surf Avenue between West 16th Street and West 10th Street shall be occupied by open uses listed in Use Group A1 or, if enclosed, by Use Group A1 uses at the ground floor level.

    There shall be separate open establishments or enclosed ground floor establishments fronting upon each block front bounding Surf Avenue, as follows:
    1. on the block front bounding the southerly street line of Surf Avenue between Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street there shall be at least six establishments;
    2. on the block front bounding the southerly street line of Surf Avenue between West 12th Street and West 10th Street there shall be at least six establishments;
    3. on all other block fronts there shall be at least four establishments;
    4. the provisions of this paragraph (c) shall not apply along the southerly street line of Surf Avenue east of West 10th Street.
      There may be fewer establishments fronting upon such block fronts than required pursuant to this paragraph (c), where the Chairperson of the Department of City Planning certifies to the Department of Buildings that such modification is necessary to accommodate an amusement use listed in Use Group A1.
  4. Stillwell Avenue and West 10th Street

    At least 15 percent of the Stillwell Avenue and West 10th Street street frontage of any zoning lot shall be occupied by open uses listed in Use Group A1 or, if enclosed, by Use Group A1 uses at the ground floor level.
  5. Transient hotels
    1. Where permitted pursuant to Section 32-02, transient hotels shall be permitted only on blocks with Surf Avenue frontage, except that no transient hotels shall be permitted on that portion of the block bounded by West 15th and West 16th Streets south of the prolongation of the centerline of Bowery.
    2. Transient hotel use shall not be permitted within 50 feet of Bowery on the ground floor level of a building, except that where a zoning lot has frontage only on Bowery, a transient hotel lobby may occupy up to 30 feet of such frontage.
    3. For transient hotels located on zoning lots with at least 20,000 square feet of lot area, an amount of floor area or lot area of Use Group A1 uses equal to at least 20 percent of the total floor area permitted on such zoning lot shall be provided either onsite or anywhere within the Coney East Subdistrict.
    4. The street wall of the ground floor level of a transient hotel shall be occupied by active accessory uses including, but not limited to, lobbies, retail establishments, eating and drinking establishments and amusements.  
    5. Accessory retail establishments within a transient hotel shall be limited to 2,500 square feet of floor area.
  6. Depth of ground floor uses

    All ground floor uses within buildings shall have a depth of at least 15 feet measured from the street wall of a building, located on streets, or portions of streets, shown on Map 2. However, such minimum depth requirement may be reduced where necessary in order to accommodate vertical circulation cores or structural columns associated with upper stories of the building.
  7. Parcel 2

    On Parcel 2, as shown on Map 2, only uses listed in Use Group A, and public parking garages of any size, shall be permitted, provided such garages comply with the provisions of Section 131-52 (Use and Location of Parking Facilities).
  8. Parcel 3

    On Parcel 3, as shown on Map 2, the provisions of the underlying C7 District shall apply, except as modified in this paragraph, (h). Only open amusement uses listed in Use Groups 13A and 15, as set forth in Sections 32-22 and 32-24, respectively, shall be permitted.
131-132 Coney North and Coney West Subdistricts
In the Coney North and Coney West Subdistricts, uses allowed by the underlying district regulations shall apply, except as modified in this Section for uses fronting upon streets specified on Map 2 (Mandatory Ground Floor Use Requirements) in the Appendix to this Chapter. For the purposes of this Section, the "building line" shown on Parcel F on Map 2 shall be considered a street line of Ocean Way or Parachute Way, as applicable. Furthermore, an open or enclosed ice skating rink shall be a permitted use anywhere within Parcel F in the Coney West Subdistrict.
  1. Mandatory ground floor level uses along certain streets

    Any use listed in Use Groups A, B and C, as set forth in Section 131-12, inclusive, not otherwise allowed by the underlying district regulations, shall be permitted within 70 feet of Riegelmann Boardwalk and within 100 feet of all other designated streets, as shown on Map 2.
    1. Riegelmann Boardwalk

      Only uses listed in Use Groups A, B and C and, where permitted pursuant to Section 32-02 (Special Provisions for Hotels), transient hotels located above the ground floor level are permitted within 70 feet of Riegelmann Boardwalk, except that a transient hotel lobby may occupy up to 30 feet of such ground floor frontage along Riegelmann Boardwalk. Use Group C uses shall be limited to 2,500 square feet of floor area and 30 feet of street frontage for each establishment. All other establishments shall be limited to 60 feet of street frontage, except that for any establishment on a corner, one street frontage may extend up to 100 feet. All ground floor uses within buildings shall have a depth of at least 15 feet measured from the street wall of the building. However, such minimum depth requirement may be reduced where necessary in order to accommodate vertical circulation cores or structural columns associated with upper stories of the building.
    2. Streets other than Riegelmann Boardwalk

      At least 20 percent of the frontage of a building or of an open use, on a street specified on Map 2, shall be allocated exclusively to uses listed in Use Groups A, B or C. The remaining frontage of such building or open use, on a specified street, shall be allocated to commercial uses permitted by the underlying district regulations or, where permitted pursuant to Section 32-02, a transient hotel. In addition, a residential lobby may occupy up to 40 feet of frontage along a specified street frontage.

      There shall be at least four separate ground floor or open commercial establishments fronting upon each block fronting on Surf Avenue.

      All ground floor commercial uses within buildings shall have a depth of at least 50 feet measured from the street wall of the building. Such minimum 50 foot depth requirement may be reduced where necessary in order to accommodate a residential lobby, vertical circulation cores or structural columns associated with upper stories of the building.
  2. Prohibited ground floor level uses along streets other than Riegelmann Boardwalk

    No use listed in this paragraph, (b), shall be permitted within 50 feet of a street specified on Map 2. Lobbies or entryways to non-ground floor level uses are permitted, provided the length of street frontage occupied by such lobbies or entryways does not exceed, in total, 60 feet.

From Use Group 2:
All uses
From Use Groups 3A and 3B:
All uses, except for libraries, museums or non-commercial art galleries
From Use Groups 4A and 4B:
All uses, except for houses of worship or playgrounds

From Use Group 5A:
All uses, except that transient hotels shall be permitted within 200 feet of Surf Avenue between Stillwell Avenue and West 16th Street, where permitted pursuant to Section 32-02
From Use Groups 6B, and 6E:
Offices, veterinary medicine offices or non-commercial clubs
From Use Group 6C:
Banks (except for automated teller machines, provided the length of street frontage allocated for automated teller machines shall be no more than 25 feet or 40 percent of the frontage of the zoning lot, whichever is less, except such frontage need not be less than 20 feet), except that this prohibition shall not apply along Stillwell Avenue

Electrolysis studios, frozen food lockers and loan offices

From Use Group 6D:
All uses
From Use Group 7:
All uses, except for bicycle rental or repair shops
From Use Groups 8A and 8B:
Automobile driving schools, ice vending machines, lumber stores or pawn shops
From Use Groups 8C, 8D and 8E:
All uses

From Use Groups 9A, 9B and 9C:
All uses, except for health and fitness establishments, public auction rooms, photographic developing or printing establishments for the consumer, or art, music, dancing or theatrical studios
From Use Groups 10A, 10B and 10C:
Depositories for storage, and wholesale offices or showrooms
Use Group 11:
All uses
Use Groups 12A and 12B:
Trade expositions
Use Groups 12C and 12D:
All uses
Use Group 14A and 14B:
All uses, except for bicycle sales, rental or repair shops.

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