senate Bill S2966

Provides that new streets within and abutting streets of new commercial projects in the city of New York be the maximum legal width

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  • 04 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides that new streets within and abutting streets of new commercial projects in the city of New York be the maximum legal width; prohibits any waiver of such requirement.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4689
Versions:
S2966
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add ยง28-108.4, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S3173, A5905
2007-2008: A11401

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BILL NUMBER:S2966 REVISED 03/04/11

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
requiring that in all new commercial development streets and abutting
streets must be widened to the maximum allowable width

PURPOSE:
Provides that new streets within abutting streets of new commercial
projects in New York City be the maximum legal width.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends the administrative code of the city of New York by
adding a new section 28-108-4.

JUSTIFICATION:
Currently when new commercial projects are constructed in the City of
New York developers of commercial and residential properties have the
right to go to the Department of Transportation when filing a
Builders Paving Plan (BPP) for a waiver if there is a widening line on
a property.

This bill requires developers of commercial construction projects to
make sure that all streets abutting such projects are the maximum
legal width. This legislation ensures that the Department of
Transportation does not issue waivers for new commercial construction
where a street must be widened.

This proposal will assist in reducing traffic in already narrow
streets where commercial developments are proposed.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.3173 - Referred to Cities/A.5905 - Referred to Transportation
2009: S.3173 - Referred to Cities/A.5905 - Referred to Transportation
2008: S.7488 - Referred to Cities/A.11401 - Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2966

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  requiring that in all new commercial development streets
  and abutting streets must be widened to the maximum allowable width

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 28-108.4 to read as follows:
  S 28-108.4 STREET WIDTH FOR NEW COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION.    DEVELOPERS
OF  NEW  COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS SHALL BE REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT
ALL NEW STREETS WITHIN THE PROJECT AND WIDEN ALL EXISTING STREETS  ABUT-
TING  THE PROJECT TO THE MAXIMUM LEGAL WIDTH FOR SUCH STREETS. NO WAIVER
OF SUCH REQUIREMENT SHALL BE GRANTED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04693-01-1

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