Planning fees upped by 8%

Two new supplemental fees created. The City Planning Commission adopted an eight percent increase in land use application fees and CEQR near fees to become effective August 10, 2009. The approved changes also include two new supplemental fees: one triggered by land use applications for all projects over 500,000 sq.ft., and another for projects that necessitate a restrictive declaration related to the environmental review.

A supplemental fee for land use applications involving projects between 500,000 and 999,000 sq.ft. will be $80,000. For construction between 1 million and 2.49 million sq.ft., the fee increases to $120,000. All projects over 2.5 million sq.ft. will trigger the maximum fee of $160,000.

The new CEQR rule requires a supplemental fee of $8,000 for CEQR applications, filed on or after July 1, 2009, for projects necessitating a restrictive declaration related to the CEQR review.

The Commission initially proposed the fee changes on May 12, 2009 and held a public hearing on June 17, 2009. According to the Commission, the increased fees reflect an increase in labor costs.

City Record, July 10, 2009, at 2868.


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