Special Hudson Yards Zoning District

by | Last updated May 26, 2020 | NYC Zoning


The Special Hudson Yards Zoning District is one of many special zoning districts in New York City. Special Districts have additional zoning requirements otherwise not stipulated in the Zoning Resolution specific only to those locations.


Hudson Yards Zoning District

The Special Hudson Yards Zoning District covers the Hudson Yards and some of the surrounding areas between 30th street and 41st street.


NYC Special Hudson Yards Zoning District 

Below we will outline some of the special regulations within the Hudson Yards Special Zoning District or HY District.


Hudson Yards Subdisticts

There are many Subdistricts in the Hudson Yards Special District. Each of these have specific rules for their own subdistrict. This makes this district quire complicated. Some of the subdistricts have their own subareas. Here is a list of the subdistricts:

  • Large-Scale Plan Subdistrict A
    • Eastern Rail Yard Subarea A1
    • Four Corners Subarea A2
    • Subarea A3
    • Subarea A4
    • Subarea A5
  • Farley Corridor Subdistrict B
    • Western Blocks Subarea B1
    • Central Blocks Subarea B2
    • Farley Post Office Subarea B3
    • Pennsylvania Station Subarea B4
  • 34th Street Corridor Subdistrict C
  • Hell’s Kitchen Subdistrict D
    • Subarea D1
    • Subarea D2
    • Subarea D3
    • Subarea D4
    • Subarea D5
  • South of Port Authority Subdistrict E
  • Western Rail Yard Subdistrict F


Special Hudson Yards District NYC Zoning

As an architect, I study Building Codes and Zoning Codes closely, but these are complicated and quite involved issues. In this article, we reviewed some of the basic concepts with regards to The Special Hudson Yards Zoning District. This post does not assume to cover every possible issue or condition, but provide a general overview of the topic.


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Jorge Fontan

Jorge Fontan

This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 20 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.