Rule status: Proposed
Comment by date: February 17, 2024
Rule Full Text
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) proposes to add a new chapter 61 to Title 28 of its rules to exempt certain housing and related actions from review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and City Environmental Quality Review procedures, in order to avoid unnecessary and time-consuming environmental analyses when HPD proposes to provide loans, grants, tax incentives or tax abatements, dispose of real property interests, and/or propose zoning actions to facilitate new housing developments up to a certain size, and accompanying small commercial developments, where those developments will not have significant adverse environmental impacts. These environmental analyses can take six to eight months to complete and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, adding unnecessary costs and delay to the City’s ability to address its housing crisis.
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February 7, 2024
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Online comments: 2
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.
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.