Introduction 1394-2016 Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) Map to Prevent Rezoning by Variance

Date of Introduction: 
12/06/2016
Legislative Status: 
Plain English Summary: 

This bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to create, and post on its website, an interactive map displaying the location of all variances and special permits approved by the BSA since January 1, 1996. The map would allow a user to filter by borough; council district; community district; type of variance; date; and, for special permits, active or inactive status.

Legislative Text: 

By Council Members Kallos, Matteo, Richards, Van Bramer, Mendez, Koslowitz, Vacca, Gentile, Menchaca and Chin

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the creation of an interactive zoning variance and special permit map Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 668 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:

f. The board of standards and appeals shall provide to the public on its website an interactive map that displays the location of all variances and special permits approved by such board since January 1, 1996. Such interactive map shall allow a user to filter the view of such map by: (1) borough; (2) council district; (3) community district; (4) type of variance; (5) date; and (6) for special permits, by active and inactive status.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after enactment.

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