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Accessory Use Zoning

In Zoning and Building Codes an accessory use is a use that is incidental and normally associated with the primary use of a building or group of buildings on the same zoning lot. An accessory use should not function as a stand alone use but to serve or directly...

Abutting Building Definition

Abutting Building Definition

Abutting buildings are buildings with walls touching or close enough to touching that they are considered abutting by building codes. Buildings with a seismic separation are still typically considered abutting.   Abutting Building Definition Buildings that are...

Use Group 18 NYC Zoning

Use Group 18 NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 18 is manufacturing uses. These uses are considered higher hazard or heavey manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 18 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use...

Use Group 17 NYC Zoning

Use Group 17 NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 17 is manufacturing uses.   Zoning NYC Use Group 17 Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 17 Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a...

Test Fit Plan NYC

A Test Fit Plan is a basic architectural plan of a space to determine what can fit in a given space. A test fit is not a full architectural design. The goal is to test if the space will accommodate a given set of requirements for the proposed occupant.   Test Fit...