What’s the criticism of ULURP?
The answer varies depending on who you ask. As Hunter Urban Planning and Policy Professor Tom Angotti put it in a report to the City Charter Commission: “The problems with ULURP have to do with quality of public discussion and decision-making, especially in the period before ULURP, and not the quantity of time it takes.”
There’s no overarching public framework driving these land-use decisions; the entities charged with making these reviews are often under-resourced; and the process can exclude residents, especially in low-income communities of color, who don’t have the luxury of attending community forums and public hearings, according to the Regional Planning Association.
Read more in Curbed NY.