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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
No. 37
www.nyc.gov/parks

NYC PARKS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED RULE CHANGE ON NUMBER OF REPLACEMENT TREES IN THREE RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS

Public comment period begins today and runs until July 21, 2022

NYC Parks today announced a proposed change to its rule, § 5-02(a) of Chapter 5 of Title 56, as stipulated by Local Law 141 of 2021, which would limit the number of caliper inches of replacement trees required for trees lawfully removed during construction projects in the three lowest-density residence districts–the NYC Department of City Planning’s R1, R2, and R3 districts.

Beginning today, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed rule change through July 21, 2022. This public comment period will be held in lieu of a public hearing, pursuant to New York City Charter section 1043(e).

Anyone can comment on the proposed rule change by:

  • Website: Comments can be submitted to the Department of Parks and Recreation through the NYC rules website at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us
  • Email: Written comments can be emailed to rules@parks.nyc.gov.
  • Mail: Comments can be sent in the mail to: Darci Frinquelli, Assistant Counsel, The Arsenal, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065.
  • Fax: Faxed comments can be sent to 917-849-6742.

The purpose of the proposed rules is to:

  • Comply with the above directive in Local Law 141 of 2021, requiring NYC Parks to promulgate a rule limiting the number of caliper inches of replacement trees required in R1, R2, and R3 zoning districts.

NYC Parks proposes to amend § 5-02(a) of Chapter 5 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York. The amended rule will implement Local Law 141 of 2021, which amended Subdivision 18-107(e) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.

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