Amendment relating to revocable consents
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose
Pursuant to sections 362(d), 364 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, the Department of Transportation is authorized to promulgate rules regarding the granting of revocable consents for the use or improvement of property under its jurisdiction.
Section 7-04 of the Department’s rules lists the uses of and improvements on the City’s streets that the Department may permit on a revocable basis upon due consideration and review. The Department proposes to amend these rules to provide for the issuance of a revocable consent to a foreign, domestic or international governmental entity for the creation of a loading dock, bay or other like facility extending into the street for the loading and unloading of goods and materials, provided that the New York City Police Department has judged the location of such facility to be necessary and appropriate due to the security concerns of the entity and the City. The proposed amendment would allow the Department to consider applications for revocable consents for such purpose and grant them, with appropriate terms and conditions, where it finds the consent to be warranted.
Currently loading docks, bays or other like facilities are not a category of improvements or uses that are included within Title 34, Section 7-04 of the Rules of the City of New York. The location of such facilities may be a security concern for governmental entities situated in the City of New York.