98-40 Special Yard, Height and Setback, and Minimum Distance Between Buildings Regulations
The yard regulations of the underlying district shall apply, except as modified in this Section. In all districts, no rear yard regulations shall apply to any zoning lot that includes a through lot portion that is contiguous on one side to two corner lot portions and such zoning lot occupies the entire block frontage of the street. Where a rear yard equivalent is required by either Section 23-532 (Required rear yard equivalents) or Section 43-28 (Special Provisions for Through Lots), it shall be provided only as set forth in paragraph (a) of either Section, as applicable. However, in M1-5 Districts, a building existing prior to January 22, 2015, may be enlarged pursuant to Section 43-28, paragraph (b), provided that such building is on a zoning lot located entirely within 150 feet of the west side of the High Line.Where a rear yard equivalent is required by Section 23-533 (Required rear yard equivalents for Quality Housing buildings), the alternatives for through lots with a depth of 180 feet or less shall not apply.
The height and setback regulations of the underlying district shall not apply, except as set forth in this Section, inclusive. Furthermore, for any zoning lot located adjacent to the High Line, the provisions of Section 98-50, inclusive, shall also apply. All heights shall be measured from the base plane, unless otherwise specified.
Within the Special West Chelsea District, the High Line shall remain open and unobstructed from the High Line bed to the sky, except for improvements constructed on the High Line in connection with the use of the High Line as a public open space, and except where the High Line passes through and is covered by a building existing on November 13, 2012.
The provisions of Section 33-42 (Permitted Obstructions) shall apply to all buildings or other structures within the Special West Chelsea District, except that dormers may penetrate a maximum base height in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (c)(1) of Section 23-621 (Permitted obstructions in certain districts). However, dormers may not exceed the maximum building height in Subareas C, F and G where the maximum base height and maximum building height are the same.
All mechanical equipment located within 15 feet of the level of the High Line bed that is within 25 feet of the High Line, measured horizontally, or within the High Line frontage, as applicable, shall be screened and buffered with no intake or exhaust fans or vents facing directly onto the High Line.