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Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves New Rules for Faster Applications for Business Owners

SoHo Broadway Partner: Rules streamline agency procedures to support key business initiatives and climate resiliency and sustainability updates

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved new rule amendments which will make the LPC application and review process faster and easier for business owners and homeowners seeking approval for specific types of work, and support adoption of climate resiliency and sustainability measures for landmark buildings.

The new rules advance the Adams Administration’s “Get Stuff Built” initiative, and further LPC’s commitment to fairness, transparency, and efficiency as part of the Commission’s Equity Framework, which includes streamlined agency processes and increased access to resources for all applicants to help shorten application timelines and offer support to property owners through technical assistance and improved guidance.   

Other new rules approved by the Commission include: further streamlining the application process for Expedited Certificates of No Effect, eliminating time limits on temporary “for sale” and “for lease” signs; updating the eligibility requirements for property owners applying for grants through the Historic Preservation Grant Program (bringing the requirements into alignment with federal requirements for income and other criteria); and outlining the process by which a member of the public may request that the agency consider a specific new rule including authorizing the Commission’s Chair to review and respond to such requests.    

Read the full Press Release on NYC’s Landmark Preservation Commission new ruling here: LPC Approves New Rules Streamlining Agency Procedures

About the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) 
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is the mayoral agency responsible for protecting and preserving New York City’s architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites. Since its creation in 1965, LPC has granted landmark status to more than 37,929 buildings and sites, including 1,456 individual landmarks, 121 interior landmarks, 11 scenic landmarks, and 156 historic districts and extensions in all five boroughs.

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