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File #: Int 1652-2019    Version: Name: Ensuring that community gardens are classified as open space, outdoor recreation, a community garden or other similar description of land in a database maintained by the dept of city planning.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: 3/29/2020 Law number: 2020/046
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to ensuring that community gardens are classified as open space, outdoor recreation, a community garden or other similar description of land in a database maintained by the department of city planning
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Ben Kallos, Diana Ayala , Vanessa L. Gibson, Brad S. Lander, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Carlos Menchaca, Paul A. Vallone, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require the Department of City Planning (DCP) to categorize community gardens as open space, outdoor recreation, a community garden, or other similar description in the Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output data set, and would also prohibit DCP from categorizing such gardens as vacant land.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1652-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1652, 3. Int. No. 1652, 4. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019, 7. Committee Report 9/18/19, 8. Report - Growing Food Equity in New York City, 9. Hearing Testimony 9/18/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/18/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1652-A - 2/20/20, 12. Committee Report 2/25/20, 13. Hearing Testimony 2/25/20, 14. Hearing Transcript 2/25/20, 15. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 16. February 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-27-20, 18. Int. No. 1652-A (FINAL), 19. Fiscal Impact Statement, 20. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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Int. No. 1652-A

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Kallos, Ayala, Gibson, Lander, Cornegy, Menchaca, Vallone and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to ensuring that community gardens are classified as open space, outdoor recreation, a community garden or other similar description of  land in a database maintained by the department of city planning

 

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 to add a new section 25-116 to read as follows:

§ 25-116 Community gardens. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Community garden. The term “community garden” means a tax lot where a garden registered with the department of parks and recreation is located.

Land use category. The term “land use category” means a value assigned by the department of city planning to each tax lot in the primary land use tax lot output database that describes how such tax lot is primarily used.

Primary land use tax lot output database. The term “primary land use tax lot output database” means the publicly accessible data file compiled and maintained by the department of city planning that contains land use and geographic data at the tax lot level, or any successor data file that is similar in form or function.

                     b. The department of city planning shall assign a land use category to a community garden, in accordance with its methodology for classifying such a lot, that describes such garden in the primary land use tax lot output database as open space, outdoor recreation, a community garden, or other similar description. The department shall not assign a community garden a land use category in such database that describes such garden as vacant.

                     c. The department of city planning shall include a statement in the primary land use tax lot output database that the assignment of a land use category to any tax lot in such database is solely informational and does not confer or change a legal status for such tax lot.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

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