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New!

    Public review for the SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan is expected to start in 2021. This plan would expand housing opportunities for New Yorkers, support continued cultural and economic success in SoHo and NoHo and reduce regulatory burdens for the people who live and work there.

    Stay tuned for updates and upcoming meetings on the SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan page.

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Update

    Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency would improve homeowners’ and business owners’ ability to withstand and recover from future storms and other disaster events. It builds on years of collaboration with floodplain communities to support post-disaster recovery and promote long-term resiliency. Zoning for Coastal Flood Resiliency entered public review on Oct. 19, 2020.

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Small Business Survey
    The Department of City Planning has partnered with Columbia University’s CovidWatcher team on a small business survey to gather data to support the City’s economic recovery. If you’re a small business owner, share what you need to keep your business profitable and safe. The survey will be open until Oct. 31, 2020.
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New!

    The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) stands with the Black Community within our agency and across New York City. We recognize that planning policies and zoning codes have acted for decades as bulwarks against fairness, inclusion and integration, and that they have played a large role in perpetuating racism and even violence against Black and Brown Americans. Read our full statement.

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New!

    Interested in connecting professionally with the Department of City Planning (DCP)? We would love to hear from you. Complete our brief survey to learn more about professional opportunities, such as internships.

Update on City Planning Business in light of COVID-19

Department of City Planning (DCP) offices are currently closed while staff work remotely. If you need assistance, please call (212) 720-3300. DCP has temporarily revised its filing and zoning verification protocols.

The City’s public review process for land use changes (the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP) resumed on Sept. 14 following a March 16 suspension.

Besides ULURP, certain zoning provisions for Privately Owned Public Spaces and Waterfront Public Access Areas are temporarily suspended, and will remain suspended after Sept. 14.

Read more details on the above changes.

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  • The 2019 Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan has been approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • The LIC Waterfront Design Guidelines are a set of principles and strategies intended to foster an overall sense of place and ensure the creation of a cohesive character for this evolving section of LIC. Each building developed along this key portion of the Waterfront should aspire to reflect the ‘industrial and creative character’ of Long Island City’s heritage, and be anchored by a dynamic network of publicly accessible open spaces. These guidelines seek to inform the process of establishing a distinct waterfront district connecting Queensbridge Park to Anable Basin that complements this unique neighborhood.