Special Park Improvement Zoning District NYC

by | Last updated May 26, 2020 | NYC Zoning


The Special Park Improvement 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.


Park Improvement Zoning

The Special Park Improvement District covers the area of Park Ave from East 60th st to East 96th st and 5th Avenue along Central Park.


NYC Special Park Improvement Zoning District 

Below we will outline some of the special regulations within the Park Improvement Special Zoning District or PI.


Floor Area Ratio

In this special district the maximum FAR or Floor Area Ratio is 10. Floor Area Bonuses are not allowed.

To learn more about FAR we have another blog post on Floor Area Ratio.

Front Building Walls

There are specific regulations for the Front Street Wall height and location of setbacks. These vary based on the exact location.


Special Park Improvement 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 Park Improvement 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.