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Streamlining of Application and Review Procedures and Procedures for Submitting Rulemaking Petitions

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Rule status: Proposed

Agency: LPC

Comment by date: May 23, 2023

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is proposing amendments to its rules to streamline application and review procedures for certain work, including work related to signage, storefronts, heating, venting and air-conditioning equipment and solar panels, and set forth procedures for submitting rulemaking petitions to LPC. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HEARING HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM IN PERSON TO ONLINE ONLY.

Attendees who need reasonable accommodation for a disablity such as a sign language translation should contact the agency by calling 1 (212) 602-7254 or emailing by May 15, 2023

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  • Mail: LPC, Municipal Building; Attention: Mark Silberman, One Centre Street Room/Floor: 9th Floor North ; New York, New York 10007

Public Hearings


May 23, 2023
9:30am - 10:30am EDT


Connect Virtually
We encourage anyone who wants to testify on the proposed rule revisions at the public hearing to sign up in advance on by going to the LPC hearing page ( starting on May 17. On that page you can find updated hearing information, signup sheet links, the agenda and zoom instructions if available. You can speak for up to three minutes.

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Comments are now closed.

Online comments: 4

  • Cheryl Kremkow

    Please don’t make it more difficult to plant trees in landmark districts and commercial and industrial areas. More tree cover reduces temperatures and increases biodiversity. Additional regulations and LPC review of tree pits and sidewalk modifications adds a significant obstacle to adding trees to neighborhoods, making the city a worse place to live. Trees trump sidewalks every time, no matter how historically significant that sidewalk might be.

    Comment added May 19, 2023 5:07pm
  • Maddie DeCerbo


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    Comment added May 23, 2023 9:56am
  • Sherida E Paulsen, FAIA

    I am writing to support the proposed Amendments to the LPC Rules.

    I am pleased to see the Commission’s continuing efforts to streamline the application process with respect to common submissions for approval with respect to storefronts, signage, HVAC equipment and rooftop installations of solar panels. The proposed language is clear and addresses situations that frequently occur, but are not addressed in the current Rules.

    I would like to suggest that rooftop installations should use similar language to rooftop additions to clarify the intent for assessing minimal visibility.

    I also believe that the extensive section on tree pits is a necessary addition to the Rules. Contrary to comments that I have seen from other preservationists, the presence of street trees or trees in planters in manufacturing and industrial districts has occurred naturally (and extensively) over the past 30 years. The proposed Rules might be clarified by naming districts that now support street trees such as SoHo, to eliminate any confusion. Street trees are a welcome and necessary addition to our urban neighborhoods and assist in water run-off and sidewalk ambiance. They are an important component of environmental stewardship and neighborhood livability throughout the five boroughs!

    I also applaud the Commission’s proposal to encourage public suggestions for new or modified Rules, and believe that this will encourage individual districts or neighborhoods to discuss community character in a public venue, increasing transparency.

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment!

    Sherida E Paulsen

    Comment added May 23, 2023 10:28am
  • 1555 Seabury Place Association

    Thank you for the opportunity for the community to speak on behalf of our comm7nityl we are having not only issues with the stumps, there should also be consideration towards the type of tree being planted in the xomm7nity that may have links directly with respiratory issues such as Asthma among the community district is very high. There also are proposing the redirection of dump trucks through the hunts point area which is residential.

    Comment added May 23, 2023 5:31pm