102-61 SV-1 Brooklyn Heights Scenic View District
The boundaries of the SV-1 District as shown on the zoning maps shall be interpreted in accordance with the following description.
The SV-1 District is bounded by:
(a) the view reference line located along the westerly face of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade;
(b) the northwesterly edge of the view plane which forms an angle of 160 degrees measured in a horizontal plane with respect to the view reference line at point A;
(c) the southwesterly edge of the view plane which forms an angle of 145 degrees, measured in a horizontal plane, with respect to the view reference line at point A1; and
(d) the pierhead line which is located between the intersection of the northwesterly and southwesterly view framing lines and the pierhead line.
The view reference line of the SV-1 Special District is a line at an elevation of 66 feet located along the westerly vertical face of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and which is approximately
four feet above the Promenade. The view reference line is formed by joining two end points, A and A1, as shown in Diagram 1.
Point A is located at the intersection of the westerly face of the Promenade and the prolongation of the north side of Orange Street.
Point A1 is located 50 feet north of the intersection of the westerly face of the Promenade and the prolongation of the north side of Remsen Street.
The view framing line of the SV-1 Special District is a line which establishes the outer edge of the scenic view to be protected. The two extreme ends of the view framing line are points B1 and B4 (Diagram 1).
The elevation of the view framing line at all points between B1 and B4 is 2.5 feet as shown in Diagram 2.
The view plane of the SV-1 Special District is an imaginary plane formed by joining the elevation of the view reference line with the elevation of the view framing line as shown in Diagram 2. The horizontal distance between the view reference line and the view framing line is 2,300 feet. Those portions of the plane formed by points A, B3, B4 and A1, B1, B2 are conical surfaces.
The scenic view to be protected pursuant to the provisions of this Section includes: the panoramic view of the lower Manhattan skyline which includes such landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge archway, the South Street Seaport, the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, and the vistas of the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island.
SV-1 BROOKLYN HEIGHTS SCENIC VIEW DISTRICT