Moreover, within the Core Subdistrict, the district requires the inclusion of arts and entertainment uses for developments over a certain size.
The district establishes an innovative arts bonus — the first in the City — to provide an incentive for the creation of nonprofit visual or performing arts spaces.
The central component of the master plan is an office complex flanked by two large residential neighborhoods extending south to The Battery and north to Chambers Street.
The Inclusionary Housing designated areas Program is applicable within the P-2 area.
Opportunities for housing are expanded by increasing residential density in certain areas and offering affordable housing through the Inclusionary Housing designated areas Program.
The Special Battery Park City District (BPC) was created, in accordance with a master plan, to govern extensive residential and commercial development in an area on the Hudson River close to the business core of Lower Manhattan.
The Island is in Upper New York Harbor, one-half mile south of the southern tip of Manhattan.
Located in the area north of the former Division Road, the special district will preserve the built character of the , campus-like district while introducing commercial uses that are compatible with the other uses of the Island and the purposes of the special district.