Council approves Waterfront planning legislation

New law requires DCP to file waterfront plan every 10 years. On October 7, 2008, the City Council passed a local law requiring the Department of City Planning to file a waterfront plan with the Mayor, the Council, the Public Advocate, the Borough Presidents, and the community boards by December 31, 2010, and to repeat the filing not less than every ten years thereafter. The purpose of the plan is to take into account the changing needs of the waterfront. The plan will include an assessment of waterfront resources, a statement of planning policy, and proposals for implementing such policy.

When asked about the new legislation, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn stated that it would ensure that “New York City never turns its back on the waterfront,” and that it will allow the City to “assess the different ways our waterfront can be used for leisure, employment, and industry.”

Council: Intro 809-2008A (Oct. 7, 2008).

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