R2A Zoning Code - New York City


What is an R2A Zoning District?

R2A districts, established in 2005, are intended to preserve the low-rise context of neighborhoods characterized by modest, single-family detached homes on lots with a minimum width of 40 feet. The Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.5 in R2A districts includes all space within a building, including attic space, resulting in smaller homes than found in other districts with similar floor area ratios. Only garages are exempt from floor area calculations, up to a maximum of 300 square feet.

Lot coverage of the house and any external garage is limited to 30% of the zoning lot. As in R2 districts, the width of the two required side yards must total a minimum of 13 feet, each at least five feet wide, and the front yard must be at least 15 feet deep. Unlike other R2 districts, however, it must be at least as deep as an adjacent front yard, up to a depth of 20 feet. The maximum building height is fixed at 35 feet and the perimeter wall may rise no higher than 21 feet. One off-street parking space is required for each dwelling unit.

Properties located in an R2A Zoning District

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Residential Zoning Codes in New York