The Department of City Planning (“DCP”) has identified the urgent need for temporary emergency relief from certain New York City Zoning Resolution (“ZR“) provisions pertaining to privately owned public spaces (“POPS”) and waterfront public access areas (“WPAA”) to assist eating and drinking establishments, retail establishments, and commercial buildings to rebound and reopen while encouraging physical distancing, and to facilitate other appropriate modifications to the use of POPS.
For the full list of suspended provisions of the ZR, see Emergency Executive Order No. 128. Suspension of these provisions is subject to compliance with the protocols issued by the Department of City Planning (“DCP Protocols”). The DCP Protocols are in addition to any other applicable Federal, State, and City published requirements or guidelines.
Please note that DCP may update these Protocols from time to time. Property owners and their representatives should continue to monitor these Protocols for any changes.
Emergency Executive Order No. 128 applies to privately owned public space, including any publicly accessible open areas, pedestrian circulation space, waterfront public access areas, or other privately-owned public space required by law to be open to the public.
View the POPS and WPAA Protocols
Read the full set of DCP Protocols related to POPS.
Read the full set of DCP Protocols related to WPAA.
If you have further questions related to COVID-19 and POPS please email: POPSCOVID_DL@Planning.nyc.gov.
If you have further questions related to COVID-19 and WPAAs please email: WPAA@Planning.nyc.gov.