Legislation Rules

Final Rule on Green Roof Tax Abatement Priority Districts

In 2019, New York State authorized the City to designate priority community districts to receive an enhanced tax abatement for green roof installation. Properties within the priority districts will receive a tax abatement of $15 per square foot for the installation of a green roof. All other community districts will receive the standard tax abatement of $5.23 per square foot.

The NYC Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability has released a final rule to establish criteria for the selection of priority green roof tax abatement districts. The purpose of the proposed rule is to add a new Chapter 18 to Title 43 of the Rules of the City of New York.

The priority districts selected are:

Borough Community District Neighborhood

Brooklyn

16

Brownsville, Ocean Hill

Bronx

6

Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms

Bronx

2

Hunts Point, Longwood

Brooklyn

3

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bronx

3

Claremont Village, Concourse Village

Brooklyn

5

East New York

Bronx

1

Melrose, Mott Haven, Port Morris

Brooklyn

4

Bushwick

Brooklyn

17

East Flatbush, Remsen Village

Bronx

5

Fordham, University Heights, Morris Heights

Bronx

11

Pelham Parkway, Morris Park

Brooklyn

8

Crown Heights, Weeksville

Brooklyn

9

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Manhattan

10

Central Harlem

Bronx

4

Concourse, Highbridge