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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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COVID-19 Vaccine

    NYC is committed to an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are available at no cost to you and regardless of immigration status. Many vaccination sites in the city no longer require appointments.

    There’s no more important planning issue than getting New Yorkers fairly and equitably vaccinated.

    Get the latest updates from the Dept. of Health:

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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. DCP has temporarily revised its filing and zoning verification protocols.

DCP staff are working from the office on limited and staggered schedules as of May 3, 2021. PDF Document Learn more about our return-to-office plan.

The City’s public review process for land use changes (the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP) resumed on Sept. 14, 2020 following a March 16 suspension.

Zoning provisions for Privately Owned Public Spaces and Waterfront Public Access Areas are no longer suspended and are in effect as of July 1, 2021.

Read more details on the above changes.

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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.

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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.