Open Space

What is Open Space?

Open Space meaning Open space is the part of a residential zoning lot (which may include courts or yards) that is open and unob­structed from its lowest level to the sky, except for specific permitted obstructions, and accessible to and usable by all persons occupying dwelling units on the zoning lot. Depending upon the district, the amount of required open space is determined by the open space ratio, minimum yard regulations or by maximum lot coverage.


reference: Glossary of Planning Terms – NYC Planning