Housing New York: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing

    MIH is one of the more than 50 initiatives that make up the Mayor’s 10-year affordable housing plan. On March 22, it was approved with modifications by the City Council. This zoning text amendment establishes the most rigorous Inclusionary Housing program of any major U.S. city to ensure that the housing marketplace serves New Yorkers at a broader range of income levels.
Housing New York: Zoning for Quality & Affordability


    ZQA is one of the more than 50 initiatives that make up the Mayor’s 10-year affordable housing plan. On March 22, it was approved with modifications by the City Council. This zoning text amendment updates certain zoning regulations, drafted a generation ago, that have unduly burdened or restricted affordable housing development and quality design of recent buildings.

NYC Estimated Population Tops 8.55M as of July 2015

    The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated New York City’s population at 8,550,405, as of July 2015, an increase of 4.6% over April 2010’s decennial census count. Fueled by continued surplus of births over deaths, partly due to record high life expectancy and a net influx of people, the City has not witnessed such a robust pace of growth since the 1920s, with Brooklyn seeing the largest increase and the Bronx nearing its 1970 historical high.
PLACES: Neighborhood Planning Studies

    PLACES: Neighborhood Planning Studies are comprehensive studies that examine and address key land use and zoning issues in a variety of neighborhoods, but also take a broader look at current and future community needs to identify a wide range of strategies and investments that accompany the land use and zoning changes and support neighborhood-specific growth and vitality.
Census factfinder

    An easy way to create statistically reliable demographic, social, economic, and housing profiles from American Community Survey data for neighborhoods and specific geographies in New York City.

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Land Use & CEQR Application Tracking System

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Effective Monday, November 23rd, the Department of City Planning is operating its Central Office and Manhattan Borough Office at a new location in lower Manhattan: 120 Broadway (between Cedar and Pine), on the 31st floor. All land use applications and general customer inquiries are handled at this new address. This location is readily accessible from many subway lines, with the 4-5 and J-Z lines having an entrance directly into the building (from the Wall Street and Broad Street stops, respectively).

The new mailing address is:
Department of City Planning
120 Broadway 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271

Our phone numbers remain the same, with our main line remaining 212-720-3300. Borough offices in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island remain unchanged.

City Planning Commission Review Sessions and Public Meetings will remain at 22 Reade Street in Spector Hall.

  • DCP is pleased to announce it now accepts credit cards, as an alternative to paying by check or money order, when applicants pay their land use and CEQR fees. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover. You can pay either in person at our offices at 120 Broadway, over the phone or by fax.
  • We want to hear from you! Please take a few moments to fill out our City Planning website survey. Our goal is to serve the public through an informative and helpful website.
  • The Office of Management and Budget announces the release of the amendment to the New York City 2016 Consolidated Plan’s Community Development Block Grant (CD) Program for its public comment review period.
  • The Proposed 2016 Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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