Land Use Applications

Community Boards need data and mapping to help make better responses to land use applications.

Community Board resolutions are the first phase in the ULURP public review segment. Community Boards are also responsible for reviewing applications for liquor licenses, sidewalk caf├ęs, street fairs, street closings, etc. These issues can be more effectively responded to if Board members can see data about the context for the application, including maps.

For example, Manhattan Community Boards 1, 2, 3 and others frequently review liquor license applications. It would be very useful to have maps for each location showing proposed and existing licenses and local institutions like schools, to support more informed decision making.

Here are some examples of tools that can assist Boards in improving their response to ULURP and other land use applications.