Our annual leadership development classes for Community Board members– and the public–will be held online this year, naturally. The trainings are designed to hone the expertise of Community Board members and the public at large on important local government functions. (Last updated: 6/17/20).
NYC Land use and zoning 101:
Tuesday, June 23 | 6 – 8 pm
This training will provide an overview of the history of land use and zoning in New York City, the particular role of Community Boards in the public review process (ULURP), and the function of the zoning resolution. This training is key to understanding land use/zoning terms and concepts, factors to consider when evaluating proposals and options available to minimize negative community impacts.
NYC Landmarks & the role of the Community Board:
Thursday, June 25 | 6 – 8 pm
In this session, participants will learn about the past and potential future of the preservation and landmarks law in New York City. The course will cover the birth of the historic preservation movement, history of the law and the responsibilities of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, what makes a landmark, and how landmarks and zoning work together (or sometimes doesn’t!), plus where the law is headed in the next 50 years.
NYC Land use and zoning (advanced):
Monday, June 29 | 6 – 8 pm
Building upon the concepts covered in Land Use and Zoning 101, this course will dive deeper into understanding floor area ratio, how inclusionary housing works in the voluntary program and as proposed in the mandatory program, how landmark designation works with zoning, and the structure and variety of special permits. If you serve on the Land Use Committee this is a highly recommended session! Pre-requisite: Land Use and Zoning 101.