Committee Reports

Letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining a number of recommendations on current land use issues affecting law and policy in New York City


The Committee on Land Use Planning and Zoning sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining a number of issues that his Administration is likely to encounter in the near future regarding land use. The letter identifies a number of recommendations including suggested improvements to the City’s process for utilizing community benefit agreements and support for state legislation that would amend the Multiple Dwelling Law to grant the Department of Buildings broad authority to waive Building Code requirements where strict enforcement would give rise to practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship, so long as public health safety and welfare were preserved.