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In the Core and South Subdistricts, as shown on Map 1 in the Appendix to this Chapter, for developments or ground floor level enlargements, the provisions of this Section, inclusive, shall apply.
For the purposes of applying the special streetscape regulations of this Section, inclusive, a shore public walkway, mapped parkland, supplemental public access area, upland connection or a fire apparatus access road provided pursuant to the provisions of Section 87-61 (Special Provisions for Certain Fire Apparatus Access Roads), shall be considered a street and its boundary shall be considered a street line.
87-411 Ground Floor Uses
Within the Core and South Subdistricts, as shown on Map 1 in the Appendix to this Chapter, the following shall apply:
  1. Minimum amount of required ground floor level floor area

    At least 50 percent of the width of the ground floor level street wall of a building shall be occupied by floor area, and on Parcels 1 and 2, as shown on Map 1, the entire width of the ground floor level street wall facing a shore public walkway or a mapped parkland, shall be occupied by floor area. Such floor area shall be allocated to any permitted use, except group parking facilities.
  2. Required non-residential uses in certain locations

    The ground floor level street wall within 50 feet of the intersection of two streets, designated on Map 2, shall be occupied exclusively by non-residential floor area. In addition, on Parcels 3 and 4, at least 50 feet of additional ground floor level street wall facing the shore public walkway shall be occupied exclusively by non-residential floor area, at the locations designated on Map 2. Offices (Use Group 6B) and clubs (Use Group 6E) as listed in Section 32-15, automotive service establishments (Use Groups 8C, 7D and 12D) as listed in Sections 32-16, 32-17 and 32-21, and group parking facilities, including entrances and exits thereto, shall not be permitted within such locations.

    Non-residential floor area required pursuant to this paragraph may satisfy ground floor level floor area required pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section.

All ground floor level floor area required pursuant to this Section shall extend to the minimum depth set forth in Section 37-32 (Ground Floor Depth Requirements for Certain Uses). For the purposes of applying such provisions, all streets shall be considered designated retail streets.
87-412 Transparency Requirements in the Core and South Subdistricts
In the Core and South Subdistricts, for non-residential uses located at the ground floor level, any portion of a ground floor level street wall that is subject to the floor area requirements of paragraph (b) of Section 87-411 (Ground floor uses) shall be glazed in accordance with the transparency requirements for designated retail streets set forth in Section 37-34 (Minimum Transparency Requirements), except that:
  1. in the South Subdistrict, where the ground floor level street wall is occupied by uses in Use Groups 16, 17 or 18, up to 50 percent of the length of such ground floor level street wall may be exempt from such transparency requirements, provided that any street wall width exceeding 50 feet shall provide planting or screening in accordance with the provisions of (a)(1) or (b)(1) of Section 37-362 (Mitigation elements) pursuant to the provisions for Type 1 blank walls set forth in Section 37-361 (Blank wall thresholds); and
  2. in flood zones, for buildings utilizing the provisions of Section 64-222 (Ground floor use), the provisions for Type 2 blank walls set forth in Section 37-361, except that only paragraph (b)(1) of Section 37-362 shall apply to such blank wall.

For the purposes of applying the provisions of Section 37-34, locations subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 87-411 shall be considered designated retail streets.
87-413 Parking Wrap and Screening Requirements in the Core and South Subdistrict
The following provisions shall apply to any group parking facility in the Core and South Subdistricts:
  1. Design requirements for enclosed group parking facilities

    All enclosed group parking facilities shall be located either entirely below the level of an adjacent sidewalk or any other adjacent pedestrian area required to be accessible to the public or, when located above grade, shall comply with the following:
    1. Group parking facilities on the ground floor level within 30 feet of street walls subject to the provisions of Section 87-411 (Ground floor uses) shall be wrapped by floor area in accordance with the provisions for Type 2 blank walls set forth in Section 37-361 (Blank wall thresholds).
    2. Group parking facilities along all other frontages shall either be wrapped by floor area, or screened in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (e) of Section 87-415. In addition, any continuous stretch of screening that exceeds 25 feet in width shall provide planting in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) of Section 87-415 (Special streetscape provisions for certain blank walls) along 50 percent of such screened frontage.
  2. Open parking areas

    Open parking areas shall be permitted only in the following locations:
    1. on Parcel 1, as shown on Map 1 in the Appendix to this Chapter, a parking lot shall be permitted east of the Major Deegan Expressway street line;
    2. on Parcel 5, as shown on Map 1, a parking lot shall be permitted anywhere within the parcel only if a commercial or public utility vehicle storage use, as listed in Use Group 16C, is developed or enlarged as the primary use on the parcel;
    3. on Parcel 6, a parking lot shall be permitted within 130 feet of the southern boundary of the parcel with East 138th Street; and
    4. on all parcels, open, unscreened, in tandem (one behind the other), accessory off-street parking spaces shall be permitted on private roads, including fire apparatus access roads provided pursuant to the provisions of Section 87-61 (Special Provisions for Certain Fire Apparatus Access Roads), provided that all parking spaces comply with the Department of Transportation standards for on-street parking.

      For such open parking lots, the provisions of Section 28-43 (Location of Accessory Parking) shall not apply. In addition, on Parcel 1, for parking lots located east of the Major Deegan Expressway street line, or, on Parcel 5, for parking lots used solely as a commercial or public utility vehicle storage use as listed in Use Group 16C, the provisions of Sections 37-90 (PARKING LOTS) and 62-655 (Planting and trees) shall be modified to permit fencing, excluding chain link fencing, in lieu of all planting requirements, provided that the surface area of such fencing is not more than 50 percent opaque and provided that the height does not exceed six feet. The provisions of Sections 37-90 and 62-555 shall not apply to any parking lots provided within private roads, including fire apparatus access roads provided pursuant to the provisions of Section 87-61.
87-414 Special Streetscape Provisions for Certain Blank Walls
The provisions of this Section shall apply to a ground floor level building frontage, or any portion thereof, facing a street, shore public walkway, upland connection, or fire apparatus access road provided pursuant to the provisions of Section 87-61 (Special Provisions for Certain Fire Apparatus Access Roads), where visual  mitigation elements shall be provided in accordance with the provisions for Type 2 blank walls set forth in Section 37-361 (Blank wall thresholds).
87-415 Special Open Area Provisions
  1. For Parcels 1, 2, 3 and 4, as shown on Map 1 in the Appendix to this Chapter, the open area between the street wall of a building fronting on the Major Deegan Expressway street line and the western edge of such Expressway, shall be subject to the provisions of Section 28-23 (Planting Areas), whether the ground floor is occupied by residential uses or non- residential uses. Such provisions shall be modified by the provisions of this Section.
    1. Primary circulation path

      A circulation path, with a width of at least 13 feet or the width of such open area, whichever is less, and the western edge of such path shall be provided within five feet of a street wall facing the Major Deegan Expressway street line. Such circulation path shall extend along the entire frontage of the zoning lot, and shall be constructed in accordance with Department of Transportation standards for sidewalks.
    2. Planting

      At least 20 percent, but not more than 50 percent of the required open area shall be planted with any combination of perennials, annuals, decorative grasses, shrubs or trees in planting beds, raised planting beds or planter boxes. Such planting bed shall extend to a depth of at least three feet, inclusive of any structure containing the planted material, and any individual planted area shall have a width of at least five feet. For planting located east of the circulation path required pursuant to this paragraph (a), the maximum linear length of any individual planting bed shall not exceed 50 feet.
    3. Other amenities

      The remainder of the open area may contain any combination of:
      1. streetscape amenities including, but not limited to, benches or tables and chairs;
      2. entertainment amenities including, but not limited to, water features, playgrounds, dog runs, game tables, courts or skateboard parks; and
      3. streetscape-enhancing amenities including, but not limited to, trees in tree pits, and lighting, or sculptural artwork.

        All streetscape and entertainment amenities provided in accordance with paragraphs (a)(3)(i) and (a)(3)(ii) of this Section shall be connected to the primary circulation path required by paragraph (a) of this Section through secondary circulation paths, paved with permeable materials, each with a minimum width of six feet. Any planting associated with an amenity including, but not limited to, playgrounds and dog runs, as applicable, may exceed the amount set forth in paragraph (b) of this Section.

        Any open area not otherwise allocated to amenities or secondary circulation paths shall also be paved with permeable materials. The minimum clear space between any planted areas required by paragraph (b) of this Section, any amenity provided under this paragraph, or any combination thereof, shall be six feet.
    4. Fencing

      In no event shall chain link fencing or barbed or razor wire be permitted in any open area provided pursuant to this Section. No fences may exceed a height of four feet.
  2. In the event that Parcel 1 is developed with mixed buildings, sidewalks shall be provided on such parcel as follows:
  1. Sidewalks with a width of at least 15 feet shall be provided along the entire Exterior Street and East 149th Street frontage of a zoning lot.
  2. In locations where the width of the sidewalk within the street is less than 15 feet, a sidewalk widening shall be provided on the zoning lot such that the combined width of the sidewalk within the street and the sidewalk widening equals at least 15 feet. However, existing buildings remaining on the zoning lot need not be removed in order to comply with this requirement.
All sidewalks and sidewalk widenings shall be constructed or improved to Department of Transportation standards and shall connect at grade to the adjoining public sidewalks.

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