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.