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Key Milestones and Progress

July 30, 2014:


In October 2013, the Department of City Planning adopted new rules to govern the Pre-Certification process. These rules established timelines and set aggressive goals to make the process faster. During Fiscal Year 2014 (July 2013 – June 2014), DCP exceeded its performance goals: 69% of projects that submitted a Pre-Application Statement (PAS) were Certified/Referred within 9 months, and 94% were Certified/Referred within 15 months, surpassing the stated goals of 40% and 67%, respectively. In total, 384 projects were Certified/Referred in Fiscal Year 2014, including 307 that did not begin with a PAS.

October 31, 2013:


The Department of City Planning adopted new agency rules to establish submission and meeting participation requirements prior to the filing of a land use or environmental review application. All applicants must adhere to the rules before filing a land use or environmental application. The new rules formalize the pre-application filing components of the newly improved BluePrint application review process and provide a clear roadmap for applicants and the Department to follow as a project moves from conception to filing. The post-filing process will be covered by existing rules governing ULURP. Current applicants as of this date, may be grandfathered from certain process steps and should review the rules and consult with their lead planner. To access the rules, go to DCP rules.

June 28, 2013


The Department of City Planning launched the process to add new agency rules to, for the first time ever, establish submission and meeting participation requirements prior to the filing of a land use or environmental review application.

March 18, 2013

: The Department of City Planning certified the St. Francis Preparatory School Rezoning. St. Francis agreed to help the agency pilot the improved review process developed under BluePRint. In January 2012, St. Francis Prep submitted a Pre-Application Statement to launch the process, and on March 18, 15 months later, the Department certified the application to initiate public review, a process that is estimated to have taken 30 months before BluePRint.  St. Francis is the first pilot to be certified under the improved review process, and the Department is pleased that the process brought the application to certification with greater efficiency, speed, and predictability.

March 1, 2013

: The Department of City Planning sponsored an information session focus on the environmental review process improvements. DCP covered the tools and documents designed to support the process, when they should be submitted, and exceptions to the process.  If you are interested in a future information session focused on the environmental review process improvements, then please email InfoSession@planning.nyc.gov

September 14, 2012

:City Planning will hold final information session for practitioners at 9AM in Barrish Hall at 22 Reade Street. Please RSVP as space is limited; to RSVP, please email InfoSession@planning.nyc.gov.

September 14, 2012

:City Planning will hold final information session for practitioners at 9AM in Barrish Hall at 22 Reade Street. Please RSVP as space is limited; to RSVP, please email InfoSession@planning.nyc.gov.

August 17, 2012

: City Planning held an information session for practitioners at 9AM in Spector Hall at 22 Reade Street.

July 24, 2012

: City Planning held an information session for city agencies who regularly apply for discretionary actions to learn more about the changes to the application process.  You can see the presentation PDF Document here.

July 20, 2012

: City Planning held an information session for practitioners to learn more about the changes to the application process. Sessions will also be offered in August and September. You can see the presentation PDF Document here.

July 2, 2012

: New process is available for all applicants in the five Boroughs. City Planning launches a new applicant portal designed for applicants: nyc.gov/planning/portal. The applicant portal is a simple, user-friendly guide to the new pre-certification process, where property owners will easily access information and standards.

June 21, 2012

: Deputy Mayor Steel announces BluePRint at “Association for a Better New York” breakfast

Read the press release

June 2012

: Training on new process and standards for City Planning employees involved in pre-certification process.

June 2012

: DCP releases request for services to build robust IT system that will allow applicants and the public to view the status of projects by end of 2015.

May 2012

: Results from pilot of new review process reveal improved process is clear, predictable, and timely, and makes it easy to do business with City Planning.

August 2011-January 2012

: DCP builds and launches internal project management tracking system to facilitate coordinated review from earliest stages of a project

November 2011

: Launch pilot of new review process with five small rezoning applications.

October - December 2011

: Development of clear and concise standard templates for 10 application materials required for most land use applications to eliminate ambiguities and guide applicants in the preparation of their applications.

October 2011

: Launch Standards Forum with practitioners to review application standards

August 2011

: Pre-Certification Manager and Standards Coordinator positions filled.

May 2011

: Implementation begins.

January- June 2011

: Diagnosis and development of solutions.

 
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