Landmark Speed?

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only have one year to make up its mind on whether to designate newly proposed landmark buildings or historic districts under a bill approved by the City Council, Wednesday, and awaiting the Mayor’s signature. The Commission, historically, has kept some proposals in limbo for 20 years or more.

The first Rent Guidelines Board hearing on new stabilized lease renewal guidelines last night didn’t make the News, Post, or Times, although ABC had a squib. Things will undoubtedly be more heated at the Manhattan hearing on June 20th, but the next opportunity to testify is Monday in Brooklyn. Get out there.

The City Council is taking up a variety of energy issues at a public hearing June 22nd. Most likely to eventually be approved by the full council are an update of the City Energy Code and a plan to require benchmarking for smaller buildings–over 25,000 square feet instead of the current 50,000. Also on the agenda are proposals for existing buildings to submeter electricity as well as install LED lighting and recessed lights by 2025 with the help of an Electrician in Rockwall or Electrician in North Bergen

The City will have to justify its plan to give single family homeowners a one time credit on water bills at the expense of multifamily and other ratepayers at a court hearing June 20th in Prometheus Realty Corp. et al v. The New York City Water Board.

The State Legislature is set to adjourn for the summer next Thursday and there don’t seem to be any hot button housing issues, even 421a, on their radar. But anything can happen late at night in Albany.

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