2018 Zoning Handbook


    The Department of City Planning has published the 2018 Zoning Handbook. The newest edition includes easy-to-understand descriptions of zoning rules that guide physical development in the city, including changes since the last handbook was published in 2011. This practical guide helps the public understand zoning rules that govern our growing City and supports informed public participation in land use process.

Metro Region Explorer


    NYC is the center of a large region that spans across city, county and state boundaries. Though we are governed independently, many of our planning challenges are interconnected. NYC Metro Region Explorer is a new online tool that enables New Yorkers to understand socioeconomic trends across the metropolitan region.

Population FactFinder


    NYC Population FactFinder (PFF) has been completely rebuilt on an open source platform, allowing users to build population profiles for custom defined areas. Its fast intuitive design incorporates powerful features, including: expanded content, change over time, data visualizations, & shareable links. All profiles include data reliability guidance, giving users confidence to republish findings.

Community Portal

    NYC’s Community Portal is your gateway to data, maps, and other resources describing NYC's 59 community districts. Explore and download your community's district profile today!

NYC’s Redesigned Zoning & Land Use Map

    NYC's Zoning and Land Use map, ZoLa, has been redesigned from the ground up. It's now easier to research zoning regulations, find your property's zoning, and discover neighborhood proposals and City Planning initiatives. Built entirely on open data, the new ZoLa is 100% open source, works on any device, and allows you to save and share your research.

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Zoning Application Portal

The Zoning Application Portal (ZAP) is the Department’s updated LUCATS tracking system. The ZAP Portal search allows the public to find current and historic information about Land Use applications. This new portal is still in beta version, questions can be directed to ZAP_Assistance_DL@planning.nyc.gov

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