62-45 Supplementary Regulations for All Parking Facilities
The applicable district regulations for developments with accessory or public parking facilities are further modified by this Section.
No accessory parking spaces shall be located on a floating structure except in conjunction with a special permit pursuant to Section 62-834 (Uses on floating structures).
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), a public parking garage or public parking lot may include permitted or required accessory off-street parking spaces which are accessory to uses on a separate zoning lot, provided that:
(a) the uses to which they are accessory are on a zoning lot within a waterfront block;
(b) the entrance to the facility is not further than 1,000 feet from the nearest boundary of the zoning lot occupied by the uses to which it is accessory; and
(c) the ownership requirement for such accessory off-street parking spaces is satisfied by an interest commensurate with the interest of the principal use.
Whenever accessory parking spaces are provided off-site within a public parking facility, the number of spaces and the use to which they are accessory shall be recorded on the certificates of occupancy for both the principal use and the public parking facility.
(a) Open parking areas on waterfront blocks shall be screened from all adjoining zoning lots pursuant to Section 62-655 (Planting and trees), paragraph (a)(7)(iii), or from a street or an upland connection pursuant to Section 37-921 (Perimeter landscaping). Screening may be interrupted only by vehicular or pedestrian entrances.
(b) All parking garages that occupy the ground floor frontage along any street or upland connection shall be screened in accordance with the planting requirements of Section 62-655.
(c) For parking garages on piers, at least 50 percent of the perimeter wall area on all sides fronting on public access areas, up to a height of 15 feet, shall consist of clear or lightly tinted transparent material or latticework.
(d) The screening requirements shall not apply to accessory parking for WD uses or other uses in Use Groups 16, 17 or 18, when located in C8 or Manufacturing Districts, except as set forth in the applicable district regulations.
For large-scale general developments within the Hallets Point Peninsula in Community District 1, in the Borough of Queens, floor area shall not include floor space used for off-street parking spaces provided in any story located not more than 33 feet above the base plane, provided that where such facilities front upon streets and waterfront public access areas, such spaces are within facilities that are located behind commercial, community facility or residential floor space so that no portion of such parking facility, other than entrances and exits, is visible from such street or waterfront public access areas. Such floor space shall have a minimum depth of 18 feet.