City Planning Approves Green Fast Track Rule to Expedite Some Environmentally-Friendly Housing Projects

On March 20, 2024, the City Planning Commission voted to approve the Green Fast Track for Housing rule, a new rule to reduce the cost and time to approve certain modest and eco-friendly buildings by exempting them from review under the State Environmental Quality Review or City Environmental Quality Review laws. State law permits city agencies to have the authority to propose new rules that can allow certain projects to undergo a more streamlined process. 

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: State Budget Briefing with NYC Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer – 4/15 8:30 AM

The Center for New York City Law cordially invites you to

State Budget Briefing with NYC Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer

New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing, Economic Development, and Workforce Maria Torres-Springer will speak about the Adams Administration’s state housing policy agenda and how it fits into its larger plans. She will be in conversation with Center for New York City Law Executive Editor Ben Max.

Date and Time: Monday, April 15, 2024 from … <Read More>

City Receives Over $120 Million in Grants for Queensway and BQE Projects

On March 13, 2024, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the City’s acceptance of two federal grants worth a total of $123.6 million. The grants, “Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program” and “Neighborhood Access and Equity Program” were issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation and will be used on the Queensway project and for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE).

Around $117 million of the federal grants will go towards developing further the Queensway, a … <Read More>

Landmarks Launches Portico Portal for Application and Document Filings

On March 19, 2024, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) launched Portico, a web-based permit application portal for owners of landmark buildings applying for permits to work on their designated properties. The new process will make it easier for applicants to file an application, allow multiple users to access the same application, and offer updates from start to finish.