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Proposed Rule to Exempt Certain Housing and Related Actions from Certain Environmental Review Procedures

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Rule status: Adopted

Agency: HPD

Effective date: June 3, 2024

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Adopted rule summary:

These rules enable HPD to exempt certain housing developments from additional environmental review otherwise required under SEQRA and CEQR. The exemption applies to housing developments of up to 250 new units in higher and medium density districts and up to 175 new units in lower density districts that meet certain other density-related and site-specific criteria.

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Online comments: 2

  • Nancy Sheran

    Rather than no assessment, should a short form attesting to responsible environmental practices be required for small development? I have seen damage done on a busy major street in Manhattan by a contractor whose workers poured an adhesive material down a public drain on the street. It clogged up the drain, the drain has now been paved over and that corner now ponds in wet weather.

    Comment added January 12, 2024 10:02am
  • Heather Wopat

    Not requiring ANY environmental review seems ripe for abuse by developers. What are the criteria for deeming a site not to have any environmental risk? Perhaps an abbreviated review could be completed instead of not requiring any review at all.

    Comment added February 8, 2024 2:55pm