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 Chairman.

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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

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