Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lappin's New Landmarking Legislation

NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin recently introduced new legislation intended to make the Request For Evaluation (RFE) at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission a more efficient and transparent process. Below is a copy of CM Lappin's proposed Landmarks bill.

As Chair of the NYC Council subcommittee on Landmarks, Lappin has the unique opportunity to explore improvements within the city's landmarking process in very practical terms.

If you have any questions or comments about the Lappin bill, please contact Council Member Jessica Lappin at:

Now here's the text of the Lappin bill:

Int. No. 1020

By Council Member Lappin


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to timely consideration of Requests for Evaluation (RFEs) by the Landmarks Preservation Commission


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 25-303 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision l to read as follows:

1. Every Request for Evaluation (RFE) proposing a property for landmark designation shall be submitted to the commission’s RFE committee within 120 days of receipt thereof, and all RFE committee recommendations, whether positive or negative, shall be reported promptly on the record to the full commission.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

LS #7496

To learn more about CM Lappin's landmarks bill, please contact NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin at:

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