Public Assets: City-Owned and Leased Properties (COLP)

This online tool is designed to provide decision makers, planning practitioners, and the public with the necessary information to identify opportunities for improving, protecting, and utilizing City-owned and leased property. Users can research properties by selecting the maps below.

“The Sixth Borough”

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The City of New York manages over 14,000 properties covering approximately 43,000 acres across the five boroughs. Collectively, these properties encompass an area comparable to the size of Brooklyn. Given the extent of these public holdings, the information included in this online tool and report are designed to provide decision makers, planning practitioners, and the public with the necessary means to identify opportunities for improving, protecting, and utilizing city-owned and leased property.

The COLP dataset categorizes properties into four general groups:

  1. properties with no current use
  2. properties with a residential use
  3. properties with a current use that is not residential
  4. property used for parks and open space

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City-owned and leased properties are underutilized. Twenty-two percent of city-owned and leased properties are classified as having no current use. Properties under this classification account for approximately 1,800 acres, an area more than double the size of Central Park.

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