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What is a commercial overlay?

Asked by Sheila Griffin, Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY Sun Nov 29, 2009

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A commercial overlay is a C1 or C2 district usually mapped within residential neighborhoods to serve local retail needs. Commercial overlay districts, designated by the letters C1-1 through C1-5 and C2-1 through C2-5, are shown on the zoning maps as a pattern superimposed on a residential district.

Unless otherwise specified on the zoning maps, the depth of C1 overlay districts, measured from the nearest street, is 200 feet for C1-1 districts, 150 feet for C1-2 and C1-3 districts, and 100 feet for C1-4 and C1-5 districts. For C2 overlay districts, the depth of C2-1, C2-2 and C2-3 districts is 150 feet and 100 feet for C2-4 and C2-5 districts. When mapped on the long dimension of a block, commercial overlays extend to the midpoint of that block.
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I think you question will be best answered by the zoning help desk 212-720-3291
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found your reply to c1 & c2 overlay. i have questions on nyc zoning. very confusing. i have a site with 3 front yard. site is zoned r5 with a c2-4 overlay. client wants to do a 1sty grocery store which is allowed. i believe i can design the building upto the property line. buildable area 20,411sf lot coverage. to your reply above does this mean that the building depth can only be 100ft. FAR is 1.0. are there other setbacks to worry about. please email me back ronj23 at g mail
thank you
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