NYC Zoning Handbook:
Commercial Districts: C8
Automotive and other heavy commercial services are provided
for in C8 districts. C8 districts form a bridge between
commercial and manufacturing uses, and are appropriate for
heavy uses which are land consuming but not labor intensive.
These districts are mainly mapped along major traffic
arteries where concentrations of automotive uses have
developed. Performance standards are imposed for certain uses
in Use Groups 11A and 16.
Typical uses are automobile showrooms, automotive service
facilities and warehouses. Housing is not permitted.
Parking requirements vary with districts and use. Automotive
uses in C8-1 to C8-3 districts require substantial parking.
C84 districts are usually exempt from parking requirements.
C8: General service district
Automotive sales and service
C8-1 Commercial FAR: 1.0
Automobile showrooms and offices
C8-2 Commercial FAR: 2.0 C8-3
C84 Commercial FAR: 5.0