Use Group 11 NYC Manufacturing Zoning

by | May 16, 2019 | NYC Zoning

The NYC Zoning Resolution has Use Groups to categorize buildings based on their use. NYC Zoning Use Group 11 consists of certain manufacturing uses.


Zoning NYC Use Group 11

Certificate Of Occupancy for Use Group 11

Use Groups are listed on the Certificate Of Occupancy for a building. Use Group 11 has three categories. A Certificate Of Occupancy or CO for Use Group 11 would identify the use of spaces as:

  • 11A 
  • 11B
  • 11C

Use Group 11A Manufacturing

  • Art needlework, weaving, or tapestries
  • Books, hand binding or tooling
  • Custom manufacturing of Ceramic Products
  • Custom manufacturing or altering Clothing
  • Hair products manufacturing
  • Jewelry manufacturing precious metals
  • Medical, dental, drafting instruments, optical goods, or similar precision instruments
  • Musical instruments, except pianos and organs
  • Orthopedic or medical appliances, custom manufacturing
  • Printing, custom, up to 2,500 square feet (Floor area Restriction does not apply in C6 Zoning Districts)
  • Watchmaking

Use Group 11B

Use Group 11B consists of certain Wholesalers

  • Ship Chandlers
  • Wholesalers with accessory storage up to 2,500 square feet.

Use Group 11C

Use Group 11C is for Accessory Uses


Where Can You Build Use Group 11 in NYC?

Commercial Zoning Districts

You can develop Use Group 11 in certain commercial districts in NYC:

  • C5 Restricted Central Commercial
  • C6 General Central Commercial
  • C8 General Service

Manufacturing Zoning Districts

Manufacturing Zones allow for Use Group 11


NYC Zoning Use Group 11 

As an architect I study 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 NYC Zoning Use Group 11. 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 15 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.