Press Releases

Stay on top of the latest news from the Department of City Planning, including announcements, milestones of major proposals and statements from the Chair.

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DatePress Release
December 20, 2018 City Planning Commends City Council Vote to Approve Hotel Special Permit for Light Manufacturing Zones
November 19, 2018 Fostering Jobs: City Planning Releases North Brooklyn Industry and Innovation Plan
November 13, 2018 Public Review for Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan Kicks Off
October 31, 2018 Department of City Planning’s new digital map marks all public recreation space along NYC waterfront
October 23, 2018 Photos: DCP Holds Community Board Leadership and New Member Trainings
September 26, 2018 On The Job: Video Interviews of DCP Staffers Highlight City Planning Goals and Effectiveness
September 20, 2018 [Mayor's Office] - De Blasio Administration And City Council Convene Waterfront Management Advisory Board
September 5, 2018 New York City Adds More Than 122,000 Residential Addresses To Census Bureau's Address List For 2020 Census
September 4, 2018 DCP Creates Searchable Online ‘POPS’ Map
August 22, 2018 Anita Laremont Named Executive Director of City Planning
August 20, 2018 [Mayor's Office] - Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Carranza, Council Member Espinal And Borough President Adams Break Ground On New School Building In East New York
August 20, 2018 A Click Away: DCP’s Digital ‘NYC Street Map’ Makes Development History of City Grid Accessible
July 31, 2018 City Launches Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study; Convenes Working Group To Harness Economic Potential of Coming Rail Service For The Bronx
July 31, 2018 Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and DCP Director Lago Release The Geography of Jobs Report
July 24, 2018 New Tool: Mayor De Blasio and DCP Announce Real Time Information on NYC Land Use Proposals Now Just a Click Away
July 23, 2018 City Planning Commission Meetings Now Livestreamed
July 9, 2018 The Department of City Planning Publishes 2018 Zoning Handbook
June 29, 2018 [Mayor's Office] - De Blasio Administration Unveils Interactive Map Of Rezoning Commitments
June 5, 2018 NYC Department of City Planning and Council Members Lander and Levin Release ‘Gowanus Framework’
May 22, 2018 City Planning Launches First Interactive Map With Population, Housing and Employment Statistics and Trends Across the Tri-state Area
April 23, 2018 City Planning Begins Review of Hotel Special Permit for M1 Zones
April 19, 2018 City Planning Unveils NYC Population FactFinder
March 7, 2018 Department of City Planning Director Marisa Lago on the City Council Land Use and Zoning Committees’ Votes in Favor of the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan
February 16, 2018 East Midtown Governing Group Approves New Pedestrian Plaza Near Grand Central Terminal
January 17, 2018 City Planning Commission (CPC) Chair Marisa Lago Made The Following Remarks At Today's CPC Vote To Approve the City’s Jerome Avenue Neighborhood Plan
DatePress Release
November 18, 2014 Proposed Zoning Change To Facilitate Safety Improvements in Tall Commercial Buildings
October 24, 2014 Carl Weisbrod's Remarks at the Municipal Arts Society's Summit
October 20, 2014 City Planning Begins Public Review on Zoning Changes For 5-Block Vanderbilt Corridor To Spur New Commercial Development While Requiring Major Transit And Pedestrian Improvements In And Around Grand Central Terminal
October 8, 2014 Department of City Planning Releases Comprehensive Guide To Retrofitting Buildings Against Future Floods
June 27, 2014 [Mayor's Office] - Mayor de Blasio Nominates New Members For City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission
June 23, 2014 Purnima Kapur Appointed Executive Director of City Planning as Part of Agency Reorganization to Achieve Ambitious Planning Agenda
May 30, 2014 [Mayor's Office] - Mayor de Blasio Administration and Council Member Garodnick Announce Two-Track Planning Strategy For East Midtown to Foster Growth, Create Jobs and Drive Critical Up-Front Infrastructure Investments
May 28, 2014 City Planning Chairman Carl Weisbrod Delivers Keynote Speech At The Municipal Art Society's "Ideas For New York's New Leadership"
May 22, 2014 City Planning Chairman Outlines How Mayor's Executive Budget Will Enable Agency to Achieve Affordable Housing Goals
May 15, 2014 City Planning Launches New Expanded Version of Web Application For Zoning Information
May 6, 2014 Chairman Weisbrod Delivers Keynote Speech at Only Brooklyn Real Estate Summit 2014
May 5, 2014 [Mayor's Office] - Mayor de Blasio Unveils 'Housing New York': A Five-Borough, 10-Year Housing Plan To Protect And Expand Affordability
March 31, 2014 Anita Laremont Appointed City Planning General Counsel
March 27, 2014 City’s Population Has Grown to an All-Time Record of 8,405,837 According to Latest U.S. Census Data
March 17, 2014 Statement By City Planning Commission Chairman Carl Weisbrod On The City Planning Commission Vote for the 606 West 57th Street, Manhattan Application
March 17, 2014 City Planning Unveils Geographic Online Address Translator
March 5, 2014 Statement By City Planning Commission Chairman Carl Weisbrod On The City Planning Commission Vote For The Redevelopment Of The Domino Sugar Factory Site
February 7, 2014 [Mayor's Office] - Mayor de Blasio Appoints Carl Weisbrod As Chair of the City Planning Commission