Proposed Rules

In January 2018, LPC proposed both new rules and amendments to some of its existing rules, found in Title 63 of the Rules of the City of New York. The proposed rule changes are intended to streamline the process for approving every day work on designated properties, and make the regulatory process more efficient and transparent for applicants, neighbors and the public.

After holding a public hearing and reviewing written comments and suggestions received on the proposed rules changes, LPC staff revised the proposal and presented it to the Commission on May 29, 2018.

On August 9, 2018, the Commission published notice of a new public hearing for October 16, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.  The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit comments on the revisions made to the proposed rules changes. The revised Proposed Rules and Statement of Basis and Purpose can be found here and a document that highlights the revisions to the rules amendments proposed in January 2018 can be found here.

The Rulemaking Process

LPC first calendared the Proposed Rules on January 23, 2018 and presented an overview of these proposed rules during the February 13, 2018 public meeting. A copy of the presentation can be found here and the presentation video can be found here

The City Administrative Procedure Act (CAPA), Chapter 45 of the New York City Charter, establishes the procedure for adopting rules. Pursuant to Section 1043(b) of CAPA, the Commission held a public hearing on the proposed amendments and rules on March 27, 2018. The public hearing provided an opportunity for the public to testify and/or submit written comments in person before the Commission.

Written comments were also accepted beyond the public hearing, as the Commission extended the deadline for submitting written comments to May 8, 2018. Submitted comments can be found here.

LPC presented an overview of the public comments received and how they informed a revised proposal during the May 29, 2018 public meeting. A copy of the presentation can be found here.