File #: Int 0775-2015    Version: Name: Establishing a time period for the landmarks preservation commission to take action on an item upon a motion to calendar such item for consideration of landmark status.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/28/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a time period for the landmarks preservation commission to take action on an item upon a motion to calendar such item for consideration of landmark status
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo, David G. Greenfield, Jumaane D. Williams, Rory I. Lancman, Donovan J. Richards, Paul A. Vallone, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Andy L. King, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Ritchie J. Torres, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Mark Treyger, Alan N. Maisel, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Karen Koslowitz, Deborah L. Rose, Annabel Palma, Mathieu Eugene, Fernando Cabrera , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Laurie A. Cumbo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Vanessa L. Gibson, Inez E. Dickens, I. Daneek Miller, Andrew Cohen, Chaim M. Deutsch, Costa G. Constantinides, Ruben Wills, Joseph C. Borelli, Eric A. Ulrich, Steven Matteo
Council Member Sponsors: 33
Summary: This bill would impose a timeline on designation of landmarks, interior landmarks, scenic landmarks, and historic districts. For individual landmarks, the bill would require the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to designate a property as a landmark within one year of calendaring the property for consideration, with the option for a one year extension with owner consent. For historic districts the time period would be two years from the time the property is calendared. Lastly, the bill would require LPC to make a determination on whether to designate items (both individual landmarks and historic districts) that are currently on the calendar within 18 months of the effective date of the local law. In all cases, if LPC disapproves or fails to designate any item, the property in question would be automatically removed from the calendar.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 775-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 775, 3. Int. No. 775 - 4/28/15, 4. April 28, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Land Use Calendar - September 9, 2015, 6. Committee Report 9/9/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/9/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 9/9/15, 9. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 31, 2016 - June 3, 2016, 10. Land Use Calendar - June 7, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Committee Report 6/7/16, 13. June 8, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Proposed Int. No. 775-A - 6/8/16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/28/2016APeter A. Koo Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2016APeter A. Koo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2016APeter A. Koo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2016*Peter A. Koo Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2016*Peter A. Koo Committee on Land Use Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2016*Peter A. Koo Committee on Land Use Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2016APeter A. Koo Committee on Land Use Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/2015*Peter A. Koo Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/9/2015*Peter A. Koo Committee on Land Use Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2015*Peter A. Koo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2015*Peter A. Koo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 775-A

 

By Council Members Koo, Greenfield, Williams, Lancman, Richards, Vallone, Crowley, King, Ferreras-Copeland, Torres, Espinal, Gentile, Treyger, Maisel, Cornegy, Koslowitz, Rose, Palma, Eugene, Cabrera, Salamanca, Cumbo, Rodriguez, Gibson, Dickens, Miller, Cohen, Deutsch, Constantinides, Wills, Borelli, Ulrich and Matteo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a time period for the landmarks preservation commission to take action on an item upon a motion to calendar such item for consideration of landmark status

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 25-303 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision l to read as follows:

l.  (1) Subject to subdivisions a through k of this section, the commission shall, upon the adoption of a motion, calendar an item to be considered for designation as a landmark, interior landmark, scenic landmark or historic district prior to holding a public hearing on such item.

(2) The commission shall, after a public hearing, act to designate an item under consideration for designation as a landmark, interior landmark, or scenic landmark within 12 months after the date that the motion to calendar such item has been adopted by the commission. In the event the commission fails to designate the item within such 12 month period, the item shall be removed from the commission’s calendar, except that the commission or the chair acting upon delegation by the commission may, upon a determination that there is a need and with the written concurrence of the owner, extend the time to designate such item for no more than 12 additional months.

(3) The commission shall, after a public hearing, act to designate an item under consideration for designation as an historic district within 24 months after the date that the motion to calendar such item has been adopted by the commission. In the event the commission fails to designate the item within such 24 month period, the item shall be removed from the commission’s calendar. 

§ 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that for any item under consideration for designation as a landmark, interior landmark, scenic landmark or historic district for which the commission has adopted a motion to calendar such item prior to the effective date of this local law but that has not been so designated, the commission may make such designation within 18 months after such effective date, and provided further that if the commission fails to designate any such item within such 18 months, such item shall be removed from the commission’s calendar, except that the commission or the chair acting upon delegation by the commission may, upon a determination that there is a need and with the written concurrence of the owner, extend the time to designate an item under consideration as a landmark, interior landmark or scenic landmark for no more than 12 additional months.

 

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