(13)   Retail Space. 633
(a)   Criteria. 634
(.1)   A building height bonus may be earned for constructing ground floor retail space, provided that all portions of each ground floor facade that abuts a sidewalk or public space and that is not occupied by entrances, exits, or waiting areas shall be designed and constructed to permit a finished ceiling height of at least 10.5 ft. in order to allow occupancy by a use in the retail sales, commercial services, child care, or library and cultural exhibits use category. 635
(.2)   The applicant must execute and record a restrictive covenant in favor of the City, acting through the Department of Planning and Development, approved as to form by the Law Department, which requires the space for which the bonus shall be granted to be occupied only by a use in the retail sales, commercial services, child care, or library and cultural exhibits use category for a term of 15 years, or the life of the building, whichever is less. 636
(.3)   Retail space provided to satisfy the ground floor use requirements of § 14-507(4)(c) or § 14-519(3) shall not apply towards the retail space bonus.
(b)   Bonus Building Height. 637
The additional building height earned for construction of retail space is:
 
Additional Building Height
/CDO
/ECO
12 ft. per each 5,000 sq. ft. of retail floor area provided, up to maximum of 36 ft.
12 ft. per each 5,000 sq. ft. of retail floor area provided, up to maximum of 48 ft.
 

 

Notes

633
   Added, Bill No. 130274 (approved June 25, 2013); amended, Bill No. 150505 (approved December 1, 2015).
634
   Amended, Bill No. 161003-A (approved May 8, 2017).
635
   Amended, Bill No. 190253 (approved July 24, 2019).
636
   Amended, Bill No. 190253 (approved July 24, 2019).
637
   Amended, Bill No. 190811-A (approved December 30, 2019).