File #: Int 1219-2016    Version: * Name: Reporting on the compliance statuses of privately owned public spaces by the Dept of City Planning and the Dept of Buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/21/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the compliance statuses of privately owned public spaces by the Department of City Planning and the Department of Buildings
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Rory I. Lancman, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require the Department of City Planning to provide a report to the City Council twice per year about every privately owned public space built pursuant to the City’s Zoning Resolution. The report would provide the location of each privately owned public space, whether it is required by law to file a periodic compliance report, whether the report was filed, and whether the filing indicated that the location was in compliance. DCP would also be required to create an online map displaying the location of every privately owned public space and whether it is required to file periodic compliance reports. The map would be updated at least twice per year. The Department of Buildings (DOB) would be required to provide an annual report to the City Council about the compliance status of every privately owned public space. The report would include the number of complaints filed about each space, whether any enforcement action was taken by DOB for a violation of the City’s Zoning Resolution for each space, and whether DOB authorized any closure due to an unsafe condition or construction.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1219, 2. Int. No. 1219 - 6/21/16, 3. June 21, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 6/29/16, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/29/16, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/29/16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/29/2016*David G. Greenfield Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/2016*David G. Greenfield Committee on Land Use Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2016*David G. Greenfield City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2016*David G. Greenfield City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1219

 

By Council Members Greenfield, Kallos, Richards, Chin, Lancman and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the compliance statuses of privately owned public spaces by the Department of City Planning and the Department of Buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is

amended by adding a new section 114 to read as follows:

                     § 25-114 Department of city planning semiannual report to council on privately owned public spaces.  a. The department of city planning shall provide to the council, on January 15 and June 15 of each year, a report which shall, at minimum contain the following information:

1.                     The  location of each privately owned public space in existence on the date of such report;

2.                     Whether such privately owned public space is required by applicable law to file a periodic compliance report;

3.                     Whether such report was filed as required; and

4.                     The compliance status indicated by such report. 

                     b. For purposes of this section, the term  “privately owned public space” shall mean a publicly accessible open area or an arcade as such terms are defined in article 1 chapter 2 of the zoning resolution in effect on the effective date of the local law that added this section and all other indoor and outdoor privately owned public spaces developed pursuant to the provisions of the zoning resolution now or heretofore in effect, except those provided pursuant to article 6 chapter 2 of the zoning resolution.

§ 2.                     Chapter 1 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 115 to read as follows:

§ 25-115 Department of city planning interactive map of privately owned public spaces.  The department of city planning shall provide to the public at no charge on the city’s website an interactive map displaying the location of each existing privately owned public space, as such term is defined in section 25-114.  Such interactive map shall indicate whether such privately owned public space is required by applicable law to file periodic compliance reports and shall be updated as often as practicable and necessary, but not less than semiannually, on the dates set forth for the report required in such section.

§ 3.  Section 645 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:

                     (e) The commissioner shall provide to the council an annual report regarding the compliance status of each privately owned public space, as such term is defined in section 25-114 of the administrative code.  Such report shall include but need not be limited to the number of complaints filed regarding any privately owned public space, whether any enforcement action has been taken by the department to address a violation of the zoning resolution within the privately owned public space, and whether any closure of the privately owned public space has been authorized by the department due to an unsafe condition or due to permitted construction. 

 

                     § 4.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

JL

LS #5998

6/16/16