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Under the Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), corner lots in R6-R10 contextual districts will now be permitted 100% lot coverage. Previously these corner lots were limited to 80% coverage.

The ZQA also grants 100% lot coverage to R6-R10 buildings in either of the following circumstances.

  • Buildings within 100 ft. of the street corners.
  • Buildings on interior or through lots, on the short side of the block, coinciding with all or part of a street line less than 230 ft. in length between two intersection streets.

Other interior lots in these districts are subject the tables in Zoning Resolution 23-153, which permits between 60-70% lot coverage depending on its residential district.

Expect the increase in lot coverage to affect new buildings on corner lots. Have a project that needs code consultation or expediting? Contact Outsource here.

Questions about lot coverage? Have a project that needs code consultation or expediting? Contact Outsource here.

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