NEW YORK CITY—The complex pre-ULURP process just became a little easier for building developers. Applications no longer will need to be completely perfect before going through the seven-month review process, according to Crain’s New York Business.

The Department of City Planning, now under the director of Carl Weisbrod, is allowing projects to be certified when they are complete rather than waiting until the agency is onboard with every facet of the effort, says chair Carl Weisbrod. In addition, DCP is making other changes to shorten the time needed to get to certification, such as adding staff, establishing clearer standards and expectations and creating metrics to track how fast the agency moves projects along.

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