Due to emergency executive orders issued by the Mayor and the Governor in relation to COVID-19, please note the following updates:

  • As of March 30th and until further notice, public meetings are being held via teleconference and live-streamed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/nycdesigncommission.
  • For public hearings, members of the public can participate using either the Zoom app on their smartphone or computer or by telephone using a dial-in number.
  • Members of the public who wish to give testimony at a public hearing are encouraged to sign up in advance using this form or to send an email to designcommission@cityhall.nyc.gov.
  • Full instructions for participating in PDC public hearings can be found here.
  • Submission materials are being accepted in digital form only. Please do not deliver submissions, samples, or models until further notice.
  • Certain projects that require community board review before submission to the PDC may be delayed.

 

Meetings

The Public Design Commission meets once a month. Meetings are held on the third floor of City Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Committee meetings are generally held first in the morning, followed by the public meeting.

Public Design Commission meetings are held in an accessible space. The entrance to the building, the restrooms, and the meeting room are wheelchair accessible.

If you would like to attend this meeting and request free reasonable accommodations such as interpretation into a language other than English; American Sign Language Interpreting (ASL); Captioning in Real-Time (CART); or the meeting agenda in Braille, large print, or electronic format, please contact the Public Design Commission at 212-788-3071 or designcommission@cityhall.nyc.gov at least three business days (72 hours) before the meeting.

 

Download the 2020 annual calendar

 

Download the 2021 annual calendar

 

Agendas and Minutes

The meeting agendas are posted online three business days in advance of each meeting (see calendar below) and published in the City Record. Agendas are also distributed to all City Council members, Community Boards, and City agency liaisons.

Additionally, the Public Design Commission's meetings are recorded and the videos are posted online (see below) within three days of the meeting date. The actions taken by the Commission at its public meetings are documented in minutes (certificates of approval) that are generally available within one week of the meeting date.

Members of the public who plan to attend meetings are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes in advance of the estimated time, as all times are approximate and subject to change.

Scroll down to view the calendar, including submission deadlines and meeting dates, as well as meeting agendas, minutes, and video footage.

Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Public Design Commission Calendar 2020

Submission DeadlineMeeting Date
Friday, December 20, 2019 Tuesday, January 21* Agenda
Friday, January 24 Tuesday, February 18* Agenda
Friday, February 21 Monday, March 16 Agenda**
N/A Monday, March 30 Agenda
Friday, March 20 Monday, April 20 Agenda
Friday, April 24 Monday, May 18 Agenda
Friday, May 22 Monday, June 15 Agenda***
N/A Monday, June 22 Agenda
Friday, June 19 Monday, July 13 Agenda
Friday, July 17 Monday, August 10 Agenda
Friday, August 14 Monday, September 14 Agenda
Friday, September 18 Monday, October 19 Agenda
Friday, October 23 Monday, November 16 Agenda
Friday, November 20 Monday, December 14 Agenda
Friday, December 18

 

** The March 16th Public Design Commission meeting was postponed until March 30th due to emergency executive orders issued in relation to COVID-19.

*** The June 15th Public Design Commission public hearings were postponed until June 22nd due to technical difficulties.


Public Design Commission Meeting Minutes 2020

Meeting DateMinutesVideos
Tuesday, January 21*, 2020 Download the 1/21/20 minutes Watch the 1/21/20 video
Tuesday, February 18* No votes were taken
due to a lack of quorum.
Watch the 2/18/20 video
Monday, March 16 Download the 3/16/20 minutes** Watch the 3/16/20 video**
Monday, March 30 Download the 3/30/20 minutes Watch the 3/30/20 video
Monday, April 20 Download the 4/20/20 minutes Watch the 4/20/20 video
Monday, May 18 Download the 5/18/20 minutes Watch the 5/18/20 video
Monday, June 15 Download the 6/15/20 minutes*** Watch the 6/15/20 video***
Monday, June 22 Download the 6/22/20 minutes Watch the 6/22/20 video
Monday, July 13 Download the 7/13/20 minutes Watch the 7/13/20 video
Monday, August 10 Download the 8/10/20 minutes Watch the 8/10/20 video
Monday, September 14 Download the 9/14/20 minutes Watch the 9/14/20 video
Monday, October 19 Download the 10/19/20 minutes Watch the 10/19/20 video
Monday, November 16 Download the 11/16/20 minutes Watch the 11/16/20 video
Monday, December 14 Download the 12/14/20 minutes Watch the 12/14/20 video

*Please note that the January 21st and February 18th meetings will be held on Tuesdays.

** The March 16th Public Design Commission meeting was postponed until March 30th due to emergency executive orders issued in relation to COVID-19.

*** The June 15th Public Design Commission public hearings were postponed until June 22nd due to technical difficulties.