Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The public review process (officially called the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) has begun for Culver Estates, the affordable housing project proposed for 37th Street between 12th and 14th avenues. The steps in the six-month-long process are described on the website of the New York City Department of City Planning. They are: (1) Community Board Review, (2) Borough President Review, (3) City Planning Commission Review, (4) City Council Review, and (5) Mayoral Review.

The project is now at step 1, the Community Board Review. The public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Community Board or its committees where the building application will be discussed or acted on. The Community Board will publish notice of the time, place, and subject of the hearing in The City Record for the five days right before the hearing and on the day of the hearing. A notice will also be in the Comprehensive City Planning Calendar distributed not less than five days before the hearing.

If the Community Board doesn't act within the sixty-day time limit or if it waives its right to act, the application moves on to step 2, the Borough President Review.

It's your community. Be involved!