Juton M. Horstman, Director of Planning and Development
Phone: (718) 590-3514
Email: jhorstman@bronxbp.nyc.gov 


Kimberly McNabb, Deputy Director
Email: kmcnabb@bronxbp.nyc.gov

Public Hearing Notice

Document – Public Notice PDF

A VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING IS BEING CALLED BY the President of the Borough of The Bronx, Honorable Vanessa L. Gibson.  This public hearing on the 1680 Southern Boulevard (Casa Boricua) site selection and acquisition will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024 commencing at 11:00 a.m.  The public hearing may be accessed virtually using the link provided:

Office of The Bronx Borough President: Public Hearing – 1680 Southern Boulevard


Meeting ID: 260 493 049 071

Passcode: VeHp3P

Or call in: (646) 561-8032 (audio only)

Phone Conference ID: 198 025 406#


IN THE MATTER OF an application submitted by the Department for the Aging and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter, for the site selection and acquisition of property located at 1680 Southern Boulevard (Block 2983, Lot 7) for use as a senior center, Borough of the Bronx, Community District 3.

The full proposed text can be accessed on the Zoning Application Portal:


For any written testimony, please submit it to: publictestimony@bronxbp.nyc.gov. Written testimony will always be accepted, but only testimony received by Friday, July 26th will be considered for the Borough President’s recommendation.

Please direct any questions concerning this hearing to the Office of The Bronx Borough President, telephone: (718) 590-6124.



The overall intent of New York City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) is to provide citizens and elected officials an opportunity to comment on pending land use matters.  In 1975 and again in 1989, the City Charter was amended and Section 197-c established ULURP.  It is administered by the Department of City Planning (DCP) and the City Planning Commission (CPC).  ULURP is also one of the specifically noted Charter mandated responsibilities of the Borough President, who under the City Charter must maintain a Bureau of Planning.

In the context of ULURP the Borough President (BP) offers recommendations and commentary pursuant to the specific application only after the Community Board in which the matter is located has taken action on the proposal.  The BP may recommend approving the application, approve it with modifications, or disapprove the application.  Like the Community Board, the Borough President tenders a recommendation to the City Planning Commission which may concur with the Community Board or may not.  Likewise, the City Planning Commission may concur or not with either the Community Board or the Borough President.

Click here to read more about the ULURP process.


Read the Office of the Bronx Borough President’s ULURP documents here.