Permitted uses are grouped in 18 use groups based on the similarity and compatibility of their functions. The use groups are permitted in appropriate zoning districts either as-of-right or, if certain conditions are met, by authorization or special permit.

This page provides a general overview of use regulations in respective zoning districts and is not meant to serve as a substitute for the actual regulations which are to be found in the Zoning Resolution.

Uses allowed in residential districts are listed in Article II, Chapter 2. Uses allowed in commercial districts are listed in Article III, Chapter 2. Uses allowed in manufacturing districts are listed in Article IV, Chapter 2.

The use group chart below illustrates which use groups are permitted within each zoning district. For detailed information about which uses are permitted as-of-right or by discretionary action refer to the Chapter relating to the district or Article VII.

Hold your cursor over a Use Group number below for more information.

Use Group 1

Single-family detached residential development.
Allowed in: R1, R2, R3-1, R3-2, R3A, R3X, R4, R4-1, R4A, R4B, R5, R5A, R5B, R5D, R6-R10, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 22-11

Use Group 2
All other types of residential development designed for permanent occupancy.
Allowed in: R3-1, R3-2, R3A, R3X, R4, R4-1, R4A, R4B, R5, R5A, R5B, R5D, R6-R10, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 22-12

Use Group 3
Community facilities, such as schools, libraries, museums, college dormitories, nursing homes and residential facilities for special needspopulations.
Allowed in: R1, R2, R3-1, R3-2, R3A, R3X, R4, R4-1, R4A, R4B, R5, R5A, R5B, R5D, R6-R10, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 22-13

Use Group 4
Community facilities, such as houses of worship, community centers, hospitals, ambulatory health care facilities and non-profit facilities without sleeping accommodations.
Allowed in: R1, R2, R3-1, R3-2, R3A, R3X, R4, R4-1, R4A, R4B, R5,R5A, R5B, R5D, R6-R10, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C8, M1. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 22-14

Use Group 5
Transient hotels
Allowed in: C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, C8, M1. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-14

Use Group 6
Retail and service establishments that serve local shopping needs, such as food and small clothing stores, beauty parlors and dry cleaners.
Allowed in: C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-15

Use Group 7
Home maintenance and repair services, such as plumbing and electrical shops which serve nearby residential areas.
Allowed in: C2, C6, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-16

Use Group 8
Amusement establishments such as small bowling alleys and movie theaters, and service uses, such as upholstery and appliance repair shops.
Allowed in: C2, C4, C6, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-17

Use Group 9
Services to business establishments and other services, such as printers or caterers.
Allowed in: C2, C4, C5, C6, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-18

Use Group 10
Large retail establishments such as department stores and appliance stores which serve a large area
Allowed in: C4, C5, C6, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-19

Use Group 11
Custom manufacturing activities such as art needlework and jewelry manufacturing
Allowed in: C5, C6, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-20

Use Group 12
Large entertainment facilities such as arenas and indoor skating rinks which draw large numbers of people
Allowed in: C4, C6, C7, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-21

Use Group 13
Low coverage or open uses, such as golf driving ranges, children's small amusement parks, camps and banquet halls
Allowed in: C7, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-22

Use Group 14
Facilities for boating and related activities which are suitable in waterfront recreation areas
Allowed in: C2, C3, C7, C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-23

Use Group 15
Large commercial amusement establishments, including typical amusement park attractions
Allowed in: C7. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-24

Use Group 16
Semi-industrial uses, including automotive uses and other services, such as custom woodworking and welding shops
Allowed in: C8, M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 32-25

Use Group 17
Light industrial uses that can normally conform to high performance standards
Allowed in: M1, M2, M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 42-14

Use Group 18
Heavy industrial uses
Allowed in: M3. Click to see the allowed uses listed in the Zoning Resolution: PDF Document 42-15