City Planning (DCP)


The Department of City Planning (DCP) plans for the strategic growth and development of the City through ground-up planning with communities, the development of land use policies and zoning regulations. To help promote a more equitable New York City, DCP uses zoning tools to encourage housing production and affordability, support resilient and sustainable communities, foster economic development and, through contributions to the preparation of the City’s 10-year Capital Strategy, helps coordinates investments in infrastructure and services.

In addition, DCP supports the City Planning Commission in its annual review of approximately 450 land use applications for a variety of discretionary approvals. DCP assists both government agencies and the public by advising on strategic and capital planning and providing policy analysis, technical assistance and data relating to housing, transportation, community facilities, demography, zoning, urban design, waterfront areas and public open space.



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Contact Numbers

(212) 720-3300
Fax:  (212) 720-3488
Zoning Information:  (212) 720-3291
Zoning Information:  Fax:  (212) 720-3488

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Dan Garodnick , Director. $243,171.
Appointed Jan 1, 2022
(212) 720-3200
Executive Director - Edith Hsu-Chen
(212) 720-3400
Chief Operating Officer - David Parish
(212) 720-3680
Counsel - Susan Amron
(212) 720-3500
Director, Intergovernmental Affairs - Danielle DeCerbo
(212) 720-3494
Director, Communications - Melissa Grace
(212) 720-3352
Chief of Staff - Genevieve Michel