Step 3: Preparation of Land Use and Environmental Applications

Preparation of Land Use and Environmental Applications

Each Zoning Certification is a distinct land use action and requires specific land use application components. Below are comprehensive guides that describe some of the most common actions and their application requirements. For those Zoning Certifications that are not listed below, please refer to the “General Zoning Certification Standards” table at the bottom of the page.

Below are comprehensive guides that describe some of the most common actions and their application requirements. For those Zoning Authorizations that are not listed below, please refer to the “General Zoning Authorization Standards” table at the bottom of the page.

Specific Standards and Guidelines for Certain Zoning Certifications

  • 63-30: Certification for a FRESH Food Store 
  • PDF Document 75-01:Certification for Rooftop Greenhouses
  • 132-51: Upper West Side Retail Store Frontage Certification to Allow a Limited Increase in Streetwall Width

    General Zoning Certification Standards

    Application ComponentStandardsTemplatesSamples/Forms
    Land Use Application Form     Word Document Form
    Land Use Supplemental Form (ZC)     Word Document Form
    Attachment 2 – Site Data Sheet     Word Document Form
    Attachment 3 – Project Description PDF Document Standard Word Document Template  
    Official Zoning Sectional Map PDF Document Standard   PDF Document Sample
    Land Use Map PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample 1 (new)
    PDF Document Sample 2 (new)
    Tax Map(s) PDF Document Standard   PDF Document Sample
    Zoning Analysis PDF Document Guidelines (new) Word Document Template 1 (new)
    Word Document Template 2 (new)
     
    Zoning Lot Site Plan PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Statement of Findings PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Owner’s Authorization PDF Document Description    
    Application Components that May be Required Depending on the Specific Action
    Application ComponentStandardsTemplatesSamples/Forms
    Project Area Photographs PDF Document Standard   PDF Document Sample
    Survey PDF Document Description    
    Elevation PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Section PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Neighborhood Character Diagram PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Detail Elevation PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Landscape Plan PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Ground Floor Plan PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Upper Floor Plan(s) PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Axonometric Diagram PDF Document Guidelines (new)   PDF Document Sample (new)
    Waiver and Encroachment Drawing PDF Document Guidelines (new)    
    Owner’s Authorization
    • If the applicant does not have an ownership interest in the subject property or if there are other fee owners of the property who are not co-applicants on the application, the application must include an authorization letter signed and notarized by the fee owner(s) of the property.
    • The owner’s statement should explain that he or she is aware of the action(s) concerning the property that the applicant is requesting.