Proposed Bill to Allow Appeals of Denied RFEs

Int. No.


By Council Member Lander




To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the landmarks preservation commission to allow denied requests for evaluation to be nominated to the landmarks preservation commission entire body for a vote.


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 25-324 to read as follows:

§ 25-324 Appeals. a. Where a request for evaluation is determined “not accepted for study at this time”, a completed application may be nominated by a landmarks commissioner or a motion in favor of designation may be made by the relevant community board or borough board for consideration by the entire body of the commission. If such application is nominated or such motion is approved, the commission must vote in favor or in opposition to calendaring the submission for consideration. Any determination by the commission in opposition is a final action.

b. The commission shall promulgate rules that define the criteria for a completed application.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.




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