Chairperson: Kwame Afreh
Meetings: Monthly, 1st Thursday
The Land Use Committee advocates for matters regarding planning, district development, and land use. In accordance with the New York City Charter and other public approval processes, this committee’s responsibilities include input into zoning map changes, business improvement districts (BIDs), variance applications, revocable consents, special permit applications, and franchises other than transportation franchises.
The committee seeks to strike a fair balance between maintaining/celebrating our environment’s existing charm and aesthetic while encouraging meaningful, contextual development that benefits the community as a whole. The committee consists of community board members and community residents.
The committee is also responsible for landmarks and historic preservation, matters concerning public and private housing, and budget matters of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Department of Buildings (DOB), and Department of City Planning (DCP).
Except for holidays and other conflicts, the committee usually meets at 7:30 pm on the first (1st) Thursday of the month.
Any person wishing to attend a committee meeting is encouraged to confirm the date, time, and location on the community Board’s Calendar.
Watch live-streamed and archived meetings on CB17’s YouTube Channel.
Please feel free to view the committee’s monthly meeting minutes below: