78-10 Provision of Public Facilities in Connection With Large-Scale Residential Development
The following regulations apply to all large-scale residential developments with a total of at least 500 dwelling units, except duly authorized urban renewal projects, as a condition precedent to the issuance of a building permit.
Within one month after a request from the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission, the Department of City Planning shall make a report, based upon information from the Department of Education and other appropriate City Departments, on the anticipated effect of the proposed large-scale residential development on the existing capacity of public schools or other public facilities serving the area in which the proposed large-scale residential development is to be located.
If the Department of City Planning reports that the proposed large-scale residential development will not require any significant addition to the public facilities serving the neighborhood, then the requirements of this Section shall be considered to be satisfied.
If the Department of City Planning reports that the proposed large-scale residential development can be expected to create a need for one or more new public facilities in the neighborhood, the City Planning Commission may, in its discretion, recommend that a site for one or more such facilities should be reserved within the site of such proposed large-scale residential development. If the Commission does so recommend, the issuance of a building permit shall be withheld for a period not to exceed three months. In such a case, the requirements of this Section shall be considered to be satisfied:
(a) if, within a period of less than three months, the developer and the appropriate City officials have agreed on the reservation of such a site or sites, or official proceedings have been initiated to authorize acquisition of such a site or sites, or if necessary to amend the capital budget to include the project as a prerequisite to site acquisition; or
(b) in any event, at the expiration of the above-mentioned period of three months.