36-53 Width of Curb Cuts and Location of Access to the Street
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
In all districts, as indicated, the entrances and exits of all permitted or required accessory group parking facilities and all permitted public parking lots or public parking garages with 10 or more spaces, shall be located not less than 50 feet from the intersection of any two street lines. However, access located within 50 feet of such intersection may be permitted if the Commissioner of Buildings or, in the case of public parking lots or public parking garages permitted in accordance with the provisions of Article VII, Chapter 4, the City Planning Commission, certifies that such a location is not hazardous to traffic safety and not likely to create traffic congestion. The Commissioner of Buildings or the City Planning Commission may refer such matter to the Department of Transportation for a report and may base its determination on such report.
The waiver provisions of Sections 36-24 or 36-38 (Waiver of Requirements for All Zoning Lots Where Access Would Be Forbidden) shall apply when the Commissioner of Buildings has certified that there is no way to arrange the spaces with access to the street to conform to the provisions of this Section.
In C1 or C2 Districts mapped within R5D Districts, a minimum distance of 34 feet of uninterrupted curb space shall be provided between all curb cuts constructed after June 29, 2006.
Furthermore, no curb cuts shall be permitted on the wide street frontage of any zoning lot existing on June 29, 2006, with access to a narrow street.
The provisions of this Section shall apply to all curb cuts accessing off-street parking spaces accessory to residences in C1 and C2 Districts mapped within R1 through R8 Districts, and in all other Commercial Districts where, as set forth in the tables in Section 34-112 or 35-23, as applicable, the applicable Residential District is R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 or R8.
(a) All such curb cuts shall comply with the provisions of Section 25-631 (Location and width of curb cuts in certain districts), as set forth for the applicable building, building segment and Residence District. All buildings containing residences in C1 and C2 Districts mapped within R1, R2, R3-1, R3A, R3X, R4-1, R4A and R5A Districts shall comply with the provisions set forth in Section 25-631 for an R3-2 District;
(b) All such curb cuts shall be prohibited on the wide street frontage of any zoning lot existing on April 14, 2010, with access to a narrow street; and
(c) Where a Commercial District with only narrow street frontage is mapped along the short end of a block, and a zoning lot existing on April 14, 2010, has access to both the short and long ends of such block, all such curb cuts shall be prohibited along the street line of the short end of such block.