Proposed Bill for Landmarks to maintain an online database of RFEs

Int. No. 532-A

By Council Member Garodnick

 

A LOCAL LAW

 

To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the landmarks preservation commission to maintain a publicly available database for requests for evaluation.

 

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.   Section 25-320 of title 25 of the administrative code of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:

a. The commission may make such investigations and  studies  of  matters  relating  to  the  protection, enhancement, perpetuation  or  use  of  landmarks,  interior landmarks, scenic landmarks and historic  districts,  and  to  the  restoration  of landmarks,   interior  landmarks,  scenic  landmarks  and  buildings  in historic districts as the  commission  may,  from  time  to  time,  deem necessary  or  appropriate  for the effectuation of the purposes of this chapter, and may submit reports and recommendations as to  such  matters to   the   mayor  and  other  agencies  of  the  city.  In  making  such investigations and studies, the commission may hold such public hearings as it may deem necessary or appropriate.

b.  The commission shall create and maintain at its offices and online on its website a publicly available database listing all requests from the public for the evaluation of the architectural, historical or cultural significance of properties in the city, including the name of the person or organization requesting the evaluation, the address of the property to be evaluated, the current status of the request for evaluation and its resolution. A summary of the aggregate number of all requests for evaluation that have been processed and their status shall be posted.

c. For all final communications for requests for evaluation, the commission shall respond with one of the following four responses: “accepted for further study”; “not recommended for further study at this time”; “need more information from applicant”; or “need 60 more days to respond to request.”

§ 2. This local law shall take effect sixty days after it shall have become a law.

CBH

LS 1732

4/23/2012

Posted Under: City Council, Legislation, LPC, The Politics of Preservation

4 comments

  1. “Historic Districts Council Executive Director Simeon Bankoff helped refine the list by identifying some RFE’s that were missing from the LPC files, had been acted on, or had been demolished while in limbo. HDC is working on creating a citywide database of submitted RFE’s.”—Nov, 2008. Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation (CECPP; http://savelpc.org/?m=200811)

    Does this database exist, or was the project abandoned in the last 4 years?

  2. “Historic Districts Council Executive Director Simeon Bankoff helped refine the list by identifying some RFE’s that were missing from the LPC files, had been acted on, or had been demolished while in limbo. HDC is working on creating a citywide database of submitted RFE’s.”—Nov, 2008. Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation (CECPP; http://savelpc.org/?m=200811)

    Does this database exist, or was the project abandoned in the last 4 years?

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