Press Releases

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2020

Melissa Grace, Joe Marvilli – (212) 720-3471

Statement from Department of City Planning Director and City Planning Commission Chair Marisa Lago on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Executive Order suspending New York City’s land use decision making processes:

“To avoid the need to hold public gatherings and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio has temporarily suspended New York City’s land use decision making processes. The suspension of the City's official public review process, the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), was made via Executive Order.

As of the issuance of this Executive Order, all City Planning Commission meetings, including public hearings and votes required as part of land use review processes, are suspended and the time periods for hearings and votes will not run.”

Additional Information
Under Executive Order No. 100, Section 1, Paragraph 2, the time frames established in the Charter for Community Boards, Borough Presidents, Borough Boards, the City Planning Commission (CPC) and the City Council to take action on land use applications are suspended.

As a result, Community Boards, Borough Presidents, Borough Boards, the CPC and the City Council will not need to convene to consider land use applications or hold public hearings on applications. The CPC will not meet until further notice.

The Mayor’s Office -- and the Department of City Planning (DCP) -- will send out another announcement when the land use review process resumes. Please also keep an eye on the CPC webpage as well as @NYCPlanning on Twitter for further information.

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