Sunset Park was re-zoned to R6b. In general, the re-zoning means much taller buildings can be built on 4th Avenue but not on the side streets. However, in general, it does allow a rowhouse to be taller by about 10 feet than what we already have. That means a typical rowhouse of about 30 feet can have an entire story added right on top, and that's allowed by zoning. Rowhouses that are in a historic district can have an additional story built on top, but only if it the new story is nearly invisible from the street. That's how a historic district can preserve the look of a block.
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