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Land Use

Mission Statement

The Land Use Committee to evaluate, preserve and protect the use of land and buildings in the area comprising Bronx Community Board No. 8, including the conduct of ULURP and related hearings, with attention to zoning, landmark, building and fire code regulations. Including, among other matters, proactively working with local institutions, community organizations and local businesses to develop community friendly long range development strategies and plans, working with city agencies to secure enforcement of, affect change in, and assist in application of city laws and regulations governing all land use issues such as landmarking and Special Natural Areas District provisos as they impact our community.

The Membership of the Land use Committee shall be limited to Appointed Board Members.

Community Board Review:

Within sixty (60) days of receiving the certified application, the Community Board is required to hold a public hearing and adopt and submit a written recommendation to CPC, the applicant, the Borough President and when appropriate, the Borough Board. The ULURP rules include provisions relating to the notice and conduct of a Community Board public hearing. ULURP provisions also govern the quorum, vote and content for a Community Board recommendation. If a Community Board fails to act within its time limit or waives its right to act, the application proceeds to the next level of review.

Zoning shapes the city. Zoning determines the size and use of buildings, where they are located and, in large measure, the densities of the city's diverse neighborhoods. Along with the city's power to budget, tax, and condemn property, zoning is a key tool for carrying out planning policy. New York City has been a pioneer in the field of zoning policy since it enacted the nation's first comprehensive Zoning Resolution in 1916.



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