R1-1 & R1-2 Zoning Code - New York City

What is an R1-1 and an R1-2 Zoning District?

R1 districts are leafy, low density neighborhoods of large, single-family detached homes. Although new homes in R1-1 districts must be on larger and wider lots that homes in R1-2 districts, yard requirements and the same Open Space Ratio (OSR) preserve the open space that characterizes both districts. The Floor Air Ration (FAR) of 0.5, together with the sizeable required lot area tends to produce large, roomy houses.

The maximum height of buildings in R1 districts is not fixed but is governed by sky exposure planes. Auto ownership rates in R1 districts are typically high and, like other lower-density districts, which are often distant from mass transit lines, one off-street parking space is required for each dwelling unit. The lot width in an R1-1 district is 100 feet. The lot width in an R1-2 district is 60 feet. Regulations in R1-2A districts produce buildings that maintain neighborhood scale and character with a maximum perimeter wall of 25 feet, a maximum building height of 35 feet and a front yard as deep as a neighboring yard.

Properties located in a R1-1 or a R1-2 Zoning District

We have hand-picked several properties located in an R1-1 or an R1-2 zoning district in one of the five boroughs of New York: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx.

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Residential Zoning Codes in New York