New Filings and Decisions Charts for June 2012 Uploaded

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Every month CityLand publishes a comprehensive set of charts to track applications to, and decisions from, New York City’s land use agencies. Agencies covered include: Department of City Planning, City Planning Commission, City Council, Board of Standards & Appeals, and Landmarks Preservation Commission.

CityLand tracks these applications through the review process to a final decision. The majority of these decisions are available on the Center for New York City Law’s CityAdmin database (found at

To view the New Filings and Decisions chart for June 2012, click here.

Read below for expanded descriptions of some of the applications and decisions found in this month’s chart:

– Rezoning proposals for Bedford-Stuyvesant and Harlem certified. The City Planning Commission certified into ULURP the Bedford-Stuyvesant North Rezoning and West Harlem Rezoning proposals. For CityLand’s complete coverage of the proposals, click here.

– Certificate of Appropriateness issued to owner of the Puck Building. Landmarks on April 27, 2012 issued Kushner Companies a Certificate of Appropriateness for its plan to restore rooftop elements and build additions on the landmarked Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. In December 2011, Landmarks approved Kushner’s proposal after multiple revisions. View the Certificate of Appropriateness here.

– Building owner in Lamartine Historic District seeking BSA approval for addition. The owner of a four-story rowhouse at 339 West 29th Street in Lamartine Historic District applied to BSA for a variance to allow a fifth-floor addition. The owner obtained a permit to add a penthouse to the building in 2005. In 2009, the Department of Buildings issued a Stop Work Order because construction did not conform to the approved plans. Later that year, Landmarks designated 339 West 29th Street and eleven other rowhouses as the Lamartine Historic District. According to the Building Information System database, Buildings issued a notice to revoke the owner’s building permit on June 27, 2011. (BSA application #144-12-A & 144-12-A).

– Chelsea project given more time. On May 1, 2012, BSA granted Jack Ancona an additional four years to complete construction on a 12-story mixed-use building on a narrow lot at 132 West 26th Street in Chelsea. BSA in February 2006 granted Ancona a use variance to develop the project. Due to difficulties in obtaining financing, Ancona was unable to complete the project prior to expiration of the variance in February 2010. Read the BSA’s resolution here.

– Jamaica project grandfathered after developer fixed problems with building permit. On April 3, 2012, BSA granted Alco Builders Incorporated two additional years to complete a three-story, three-family building at 90-22 176th Street in Jamaica, Queens. In July 2007, Alco obtained a permit from the Department of Buildings to develop the site. Three months later, the City Council approved the Jamaica Rezoning, which rezoned the site from R6 to R4-1 and rendered Alco’s project out-of-compliance with the zoning resolution. Alco applied to BSA for an extension of time to complete the project as proposed. During the BSA hearing process, Buildings discovered problems with Alco’s building plans and revoked the 2007 permit. BSA then denied the application because Alco did not have a valid permit. Alco resolved the problems, and in December 2010, filed an appeal with BSA to complete the project. After determining that Buildings had reinstated Alco’s permit, BSA granted Alco two years to finish the project, noting that it had performed a substantial amount of work on the project prior to the rezoning. Read the BSA’s resolution here.

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