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The Design Commission – Another Obscure, But Vital Agency?

Mitch Korbey, Partner, Herrick's Land Use Group | September 16, 2010 in Design Commission | Comments (10)

The NYC Design Commission (formerly the Art Commission) is an 11-member, un-paid,¬†Mayor-appointed group that must approve all structures placed “on or above” city property.

This relatively-obscure body (that is to say nearly completely unknown) can veto the design of everything from bus shelters to public art placed along the Park Avenue median.¬† The Commission was established¬†- ready for this – in 1898, long before zoning and any other significant controls on the design and massing of buildings in the City. (more…)