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Old 09-28-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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I'm considering purchasing a space in a building in an M1-6 Zone of Manhattan Community District 5.

I would like to run my small wedding photography business out of it. Say, 4 employees.

The building was built in 1907 and while there are still a retail, commercial and a manufacturer on the first and second floors, the remaining floors were officially 'converted' to residential.

I can't however find anything in the zoning laws that would prevent my using my unit for my "Use Group 5" (Digital Photography) occupation even though it is now a 'residential' unit.

Seems that this is exactly the type of business use that the zoning board was looking to protect in the first place. And that variances that allowed people to live in the building legally, doesn't preclude still using them for their allowed M1-6 uses.

Is there specific regulation that would apply to a Manhattan Community District 5 building zoned M1-6 and previously a manufacturing building that would prevent someone for using it for Use 5 even though a particular unit has been classified as "residential'?

(please don't speculate but if you know if this is possible please let me know, thanks)
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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I'm considering purchasing a space in a building in an M1-6 Zone of Manhattan Community District 5.

I would like to run my small wedding photography business out of it. Say, 4 employees.

The building was built in 1907 and while there are still a retail, commercial and a manufacturer on the first and second floors, the remaining floors were officially 'converted' to residential.

I can't however find anything in the zoning laws that would prevent my using my unit for my "Use Group 5" (Digital Photography) occupation even though it is now a 'residential' unit.

Seems that this is exactly the type of business use that the zoning board was looking to protect in the first place. And that variances that allowed people to live in the building legally, doesn't preclude still using them for their allowed M1-6 uses.

Is there specific regulation that would apply to a Manhattan Community District 5 building zoned M1-6 and previously a manufacturing building that would prevent someone for using it for Use 5 even though a particular unit has been classified as "residential'?

(please don't speculate but if you know if this is possible please let me know, thanks)
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