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Landmarks Preservation Commission
Codified Title: 
Title 63: Landmarks Preservation Commission

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) rules currently provide standards for the approval of the installation of public pay telephones (“PPT”) on LPC-designated property.  The City of New York has awarded a franchise agreement for the installation, operation and maintenance of public communications structures (“PCS”), which includes the replacement of public pay telephones with PCS that will provide free Wi-Fi and phone service.  The amendments to section 2-21 of the LPC’s rules will provide standards for the approval of the installation of PCS in a similar manner as the existing approval for PPTs.

The amendments to section 2-21 set forth the standards to allow the installation of PCS without review and approval by the LPC staff:

  • The PCS must be a design approved by the Public Design Commission;
  • The location of the PCS must meet siting criteria established by the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication; and
  • The installation of the PCS must meet standards to preserve historic paving materials.

 

In response to comments received by the Commission, the following additional criteria were made to the proposed rules which are reflected in the adopted rules:

  • The rules do not authorize the installation of a PCS kiosk in an area zoned exclusively for residential use unless the PCS kiosk is replacing an existing PPT installation; and
  • In addition to all other siting criteria for areas zoned for commercial and manufacturing uses, no PCS kiosk shall replace an existing PPT installation that is within 100 linear feet on the same blockfront as another PPT installation or PCS kiosk.

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 08/12/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s (LPC) rules currently provide standards for the approval of the installation of public pay telephones (“PPT”) on LPC-designated property.  The City of New York has awarded a franchise agreement for the installation, operation and maintenance of public communications structures (“PCS”), which includes the replacement of public pay telephones with PCS  that will provide free Wi-Fi and phone service.  The proposed amendments to section 2-21 of the LPC’s rules will provide standards for the approval of the installation of PCS in a similar manner as the existing approval for PPTs.

 

The amendments to section 2-21 set forth the standards to permit for the installation of PCS without review and approval by the LPC staff:

  • The PCS must be a design approved by the Public Design Commission;
  • The location of the PCS must meet siting criteria established by the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication; and
  • The installation of the PCS must meet standards to preserve historic paving materials.

 

The Commission’s authority for these rules is found in Sections 1043 and 3020 of the New York City Charter and Sections 25-303, 25-305, 25-306, 25-307, 25-308, 25-310, 25-313 and 25-319 of the New York City Administrative Code.

Subject: 

.The proposed rule sets forth criteria for the installation of public communication structures, which will provide free WiFi and phone service, and charging ports, in historic districts and on landmark sites.

Location: 
Municipal Building, 9th Floor North
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Lauren George at 212.669.7923 and nycrules@lpc.nyc.gov

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

Background

The implementation rules (“Rules”) for The District Master Plan for the Fieldston Historic District (“District Master Plan”) are promulgated to assist building owners in applying to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (“LPC”) for approval of applications to undertake various types of work on properties located within the Fieldston Historic District, including additions, outbuildings, window replacement, heating, venting and air conditioning, and work on or affecting significant landscape improvements. The objective of the District Master Plan is to provide owners and architects with design criteria which will allow timely review of proposed alterations while protecting the architecturally and historically significant features of the buildings, significant landscape improvements and the historic district’s sense of place. The District Master Plan will cover all buildings in the Fieldston Historic District.

Please note that the Rules describe the process by which owners may obtain approval for work that complies with the District Master Plan. The District Master Plan sets forth the substantive criteria for approving proposed work. A copy of the proposed master plan is available at the Commission’s website, www.nyc.gov/landmarks. Hard copies are also available at the Commission’s offices.

Statutory Authority

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is authorized by Section 25-319 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York to issue regulations governing the protection, preservation, enhancement, perpetuation and use of landmarks, interior landmarks, scenic landmarks and buildings in historic districts. The Commission issues permits for work on designated landmarks if the work complies with the factors and standards in Sections 25-306, 25-307 and 25-310 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. In determining whether work complies with these standards, the Commission follows the procedures in Sections 25-305, 25-306, 25-307, 25-308 and 25-310.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 05/16/2014

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Please see the LPC website for the complete text of the adopted rule.

 

 

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 08/24/2012

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the adopted rule.



Effective Date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.