UNIFORM LAND USE REVIEW PROCEDURE (ULURP)
Actions Requiring ULURP
Section 197-c, subsection a of the City Charter makes
the following actions subject to ULURP:
Changes to the City Map. The City Map is
the official adopted map of the city. It shows the
location, dimension and grades of streets, parks,
public places and certain public easements. The Director
of City Planning is the custodian of the City Map.
Mapping of subdivisions or platting of land into
streets, avenues or Public Places. This section
has not been used since 1976.
change of zoning districts. The
Zoning Resolution guides the development of the
city and includes regulations dealing with use, bulk
and parking. Zoning districts and boundaries are shown
on the zoning maps and identify the permitted use,
density, height, setback, yard and other bulk regulations
and parking requirements for development on individual
sites. Changes to the zoning maps, including district
designations and boundaries are subject to ULURP.
Amendments to the Zoning Resolution are not subject
to ULURP but go through a similar public review process.
within the Zoning Resolution requiring approval of
the City Planning Commission (CPC). Special
permits are discretionary approvals that can modify
zoning controls such as use, bulk and parking. (Note:
CPC authorizations pursuant to the Zoning Resolution
are not subject to ULURP. Variances and Special Permits
reviewed by the Board of Standards and Appeals are
also not subject to ULURP.)
Site selection for capital projects. This
includes the selection of sites for new city facilities
such as sanitation garages, fire houses, libraries
and sewage treatment plants. A capital project is
the construction or acquisition of a public improvement
classified as a capital asset of the City.
requests for proposals and other solicitations or
franchises, and major concessions. A franchise is a grant by an agency of a right to occupy or use
the inalienable property of the city to provide a
public service such as a private bus line or bus stop
shelters. A revocable
consent is a grant by the city, revocable at
will, for private use on, over or under city property
such as bridges over streets or street furniture.
Revocable consents that the Department of City Planning
has determined do not have land use impacts or implications
are not subject to ULURP. (Note:
sidewalk cafes are revocable consents that are reviewed
pursuant to a process established in the city's Administrative
Code. The City Planning Commission does not review
such applications). A major
concession is a grant made by an agency for
the private use of city-owned property, and which
has significant land use impacts and implications
or which requires the preparation of an environmental
impact statement. The City Planning Commission has
established rules for determining if a concession is major and requires
Improvements in real property the costs of which
are payable other than by the City. Applications
for such non-city improvements are rarely made.
Housing and urban renewal plans and project pursuant
to city, state and federal laws. Urban Renewal
Plans developed pursuant to the General Municipal
Law (Article 15) are required to be reviewed by the
Charter and State Law.
Sanitary or waterfront landfills.
Disposition of city owned property. This
includes sale, lease or exchange of real property.
Acquisition of real property by the city. Office space acquisition is excluded and subject to
a separate review pursuant to Section 195 of the City