For this week's HoodWatch focus on Northern Tribeca, we asked our friends from property research hub Property Shark to dig into their cache of maps. They were kind enough to oblige.
Here's a look at lots in Northern Tribeca that have applied for and received construction permits within the past two years. It's relatively broadly-dispersed lot.
After the jump: a look at Northern Tribeca's FAR map, and—wait for it—the parking garages and lots of the neighborhood.
We zoom back a bit for a look at Tribeca's FAR, or floor area ratio. For the uninitiated, per the NYC zoning glossary, "The floor area ratio (FAR) is the principal bulk regulation controlling the size of buildings. FAR is the ratio of total building floor area to the area of its zoning lot. Each zoning district has an FAR control which, when multiplied by the lot area of the zoning lot, produces the maximum amount of floor area allowable in a building on the zoning lot. For example, on a 10,000 square-foot zoning lot in a district with a maximum FAR of 1.0, the floor area of a building cannot exceed 10,000 square feet."
We've discussed some misconceptions about FAR in a previous Shark Bites edition.
And here we have Northern Tribeca's car parks. Not an unimpressive supply.
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