NYC Zoning Handbook:
Residential Districts: R6B

The regulations of R6B districts are similar to those of R6A; they also encourage lowrise buildings with greater lot coverage. However, the lower FAR of 2.0 typically produces shorter, four-story rowhouses or apartment buildings that can be found throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Sections of Corona, in Queens, are mapped as a R6B district.

On narrow streets, a front yard with a minimum depth of five feet must be provided. If the front wall of an adjacent, existing building is set back from the street line between five and IS feet, the front wall of a new building must align with that of the existing building. The maximum building height is determined by the building envelope which may not be penetrated by the building. The building envelope is controlled by the intersection of front and rear sky exposure planes that rise according to a specific ratio. The Quality Housing Program is mandatory in R6B districts.

Basic Data

R6B: General residence district

Maximum FAR: 2.0
Maximum lot coverage:
Corner lot: 80%
Interior or through-lot: 60%
Maximum front wall setback: 20 feet
Front yard: 5 feet minimum
Minimum lot area per DU: 338 square feet
Maximum DUs per acre: 129
Required parking: One per dwelling unit or 50% of dwelling units if grouped
Quality Housing Program: Mandatory

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