City of New Rochelle, NY
Westchester County
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[Amended 12-10-2002 by Ord. No. 229-2002; 5-21-2003 by Ord. No. 106-2003; 7-15-2003 by Ord. No. 169-2003]
The City of New Rochelle is hereby divided into the following classes of districts:
Residence Districts
[Amended 5-19-2005 by Ord. No. 120-2005]
One-Family Residence
R1-20
One-Family Residence
R1-15
One-Family Residence
R1-10A
One-Family Residence
R1-10
One-Family Historic Residence
R1-HIST
One-Family Waterfront Residence
R1-WF-10
One-Family Cluster Residence
R1-CH
One-Family Residence
R1-7.5
Two-Family Residence
R2-7.0
Urban Renewal Townhouse Residence
R-URTH
Multifamily Residence
RMF-0.4
Multifamily Residence
RMF-0.5
Multifamily Residence
RMF-0.7
Multifamily Residence
RMF-1.0
Multifamily Residence
RMF-1.3
Multifamily Residence
RMF-2.0
Multifamily Senior Citizen Residence
RMF-SC-4.0
Mixed Use Districts
[Amended 12-14-2010 by Ord. No. 203-2010; 3-15-2016 by Ord. No. 75-2016]
Hospital
H
Downtown Mixed Use
DMU
Downtown Mixed Use Urban Renewal
DMUR
Recreation Open Space
ROS
Water Related
WR
Planned Waterfront Development - 3-Story
PWD-3
Planned Waterfront Development - 5-Story
PWD-5
Planned Planned Waterfront Development - 8-Story
PWD-8
Planned Mixed Use Family Entertainment
MUFE
North Avenue Zone
NA
Neighborhod Business-Hospital
NBH
Commercial/Industrial Districts
[Amended 11-15-2016 by Ord. No. 244-2016]
General Commercial Modified
C-1M
Neighborhood Business
NB
Downtown Business
DB
Downtown Large Scale Retail
LSR
Light Industry
LI
Industry
I
Large Scale Retail District - 5-Story
LSR-1
Overlay Zones
[Amended 10-20-2009 by Ord. No. 199-2009; 9-17-2014 by Ord. No. 124-2014; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 233-2015; 11-15-2016 by Ord. No. 233-2016]
Single-Family Senior Citizen
SFSC
Cabaret
Water View
WV
Senior Citizen
SC
Fifth Avenue
FA
Central Parking Area
CPA
Downtown (DO-1 — DO-6)
DOZ
Cultural District Extension
Floating Zones
[Amended 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 72-2010; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 233-2015]
Single-Family Cluster Housing
SFCH
Institutional
INST
Planned Unit Development - Affordable Housing
PUD-AH
Planned Waterfront Development Extension
PWDE-5
A. 
The titles of the districts have been created to be as informational as possible. For example, in the case of the R1-20 District, the "R" refers to Residence, the "1" refers to one-family, and the "20" refers to the minimum required lot area of 20,000 square feet. In multifamily residence districts, the maximum permitted floor area ratio (FAR) is the descriptive term used to indicate the differing characteristics among districts. For example in the case of the RMF-0.4 District, the "RMF" refers to multifamily residence and the "0.4" represents the floor area ratio regulation which is used to control the density of development. The numbering following the Planned Waterfront Development District name refers to the height of the structure in stories.
B. 
For nonresidence districts the classifications reflect the character of existing development, such as Downtown Mixed-Use (DMU) and the Downtown Mixed Use Urban Renewal (DMUR) District.
[Amended 12-11-2007 by Ord. No. 294-2007]
[Amended 5-19-2005 by Ord. No. 120-2005]
The boundaries of all districts are hereby established as shown on a map entitled "Zoning Map, City of New Rochelle, New York," dated May 19, 2005, as it may be amended from time to time with ordinance numbers and ordinance adoption dates shown on such Map, which Map accompanies and, with all explanatory matter thereon, is made part of this chapter. The official copy of this Map shall be kept by the Building Official and amendments thereto shall be reviewed for accuracy by the Building Official, with copies made available to the public by the City Clerk. Whenever the City Council amends the Zoning Map, the City Clerk shall notify the Building Official, who shall cause the amendment to be made to the official Zoning Map.
Where uncertainty exists as to the locations of any boundaries shown on the Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
A. 
District boundary lines follow lot lines, streets, municipal boundaries, rights-of-way, railroad rights-of-way or watercourses, or are parallel or perpendicular thereto, unless such district boundary lines are fixed by dimensions, as shown on the Zoning Map.
B. 
Where district boundaries are shown approximately following streets, rights-of-way, railroad rights-of-way or watercourses, the center lines thereof shall be such boundaries.
C. 
Where district boundaries are shown approximately following municipal boundaries or lot lines, such municipal boundaries or lot lines shall be the district boundaries.
D. 
Where district boundary lines divide a lot, the location of any such boundary, if not indicated by dimensions, shall be determined by use of the map scale appearing thereon.
E. 
If the district classification of any property is in question, it shall be deemed to be in the most restrictive adjoining district.
F. 
In all cases where a district boundary is located not farther than 15 feet from a lot line of record, the boundary shall be construed to coincide with such line. In all other cases, where not dimensioned, the location of boundaries shown on the map shall be determined by the use of the scale appearing thereon.
Where zoning districts are referred to as more restrictive or less restrictive, the designations shall refer to the order in which the districts are named in § 331-5, the first named being the most restrictive.
Where a lot in one ownership of record is divided by one or more district boundary lines, the following shall apply:
A. 
Uses permitted in one district may not extend into another district where they would not otherwise be permitted.
B. 
Dimensional requirements shall be measured from the lot lines and not zoning district lines.