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    Think about the streets, buildings, and public spaces in your neighborhood. What do you like and what would you change?

    The Dept. of City Planning is asking for your ideas and opinions on a new website to help you participate in shaping your urban environment. Learn more and share your voice:

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    The SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan will bring affordable housing, a level playing field for small business and funding for the arts. The Plan is currently in public review. Learn more, including with an interactive brochure in English and Chinese, about the City's proposal and how you can give input.

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Elevate Transit

    Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility is a citywide zoning proposal that would allow the MTA to leverage planned private development to achieve a fully accessible transit system faster. Crafted in collaboration with the Dept of City Planning, the MTA and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the proposal started public review on April 5, 2021.

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    Physical violence against BIPOC community members, or anyone, is unquestionably traumatic and will not be tolerated. Not in Midtown, not in Minneapolis, not in Atlanta, not anywhere in the U.S. Nor will verbal attacks be tolerated, including those aimed at DCP staff who work tirelessly with the public in communities throughout the city to plan for a fairer New York. Read our full statement.

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    The Gowanus Neighborhood Plan entered public review on April 19, 2021. The Plan looks to identify strategies for an equitable, resilient and sustainable Gowanus, with more local jobs and housing.

    Stay tuned for updates and upcoming meetings on the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan page.

Update on City Planning Business in light of COVID-19

Department of City Planning (DCP) offices are currently closed to visitors. If you need assistance, please call (212) 720-3300.

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Zoning Application Portal

DCP’s beta Zoning Application Portal (ZAP) search allows the public to find current and historic information about Land Use applications.

Frequently Visited


  • 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.