Certain Special Permits available from either the Department of City Planning, or the Board of Standards and Appeals, almost demand maps. In the first example on this page, the applicant was seeking a special permit from the BSA pursuant to ZR §73-46 to waive the parking requirement generated by a residential conversion. To establish the (b) finding of the section, this map was prepared identifying potential locations for off-street parking facilities within 1,200 of the subject site, and then showing that none of those sites was suitable for such a facility.
The second example was part of a study prepared to assist an applicant in meeting the findings of a special permit pursuant to ZR §73-19. Specifically, that in the neighborhood to be served by a proposed school, that there was no possibility of finding a suitable site within a district where the school would be permitted as-of-right. What's shown is the area within a quarter mile (1,250 feet) of the subject site, where the school would be permitted (which happened to span across four different zoning maps).
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