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Letter Of No Objection

Letter Of No Objection NYC

A certificate Of Occupancy is a document issued by the Department OF Buildings identifying the legal use of a building. If a building in New York City was built before 1938 it will not have a Certificate Of Occupancy. In this case the property owner...

Small Zoning Lots in NYC

Small Zoning Lots in NYC are residential zoning lots where the area of the lot is less then the minimum required by code or where the width of the property is less then that required by code. If a residential property is a small zoning...

Sustainable Building Design Ideas

Sustainable Building Design   Locate Near Transportation Promote Sustainable Transportation Physical and Mental Health Amenities Maximize Natural Light Appropriate Building Size Existing Buildings Rehabilitation Adaptive Reuse Renewable Energy Energy Recovery Energy Efficient Lighting Energy Efficient Heating and Air Conditioning Conserve Water Sustainable Materials Recycled Materials High...

Affordable Housing Development Tips

  Affordable Housing Developments Tips For Affordable Housing Developments In NYC Inclusionary Housing Program Quality Housing Program Work With HPD Maximize Your Dwelling Units Maximize Your Bedroom Count Minimize Parking Communal Space Sustainable Housing Build To last   Inclusionary Housing Program NYC If you are planning to do an affordable...

R6A Zoning NYC Residential

This post is going to be discussing the basics of R6A Zoning in New York City. R6A is a subdistrict of R6 Zoning,¬†and is considered a contextual district.   R6A Zoning¬† R6A is a medium density residential zoning district. Similar to R6B Zoning, R6A is a contextual district....

Contextual Zoning Districts in NYC

Contextual Zoning is an attempt to make certain neighborhoods more uniform in their size and shape of their buildings. Below is a list to residential and commercial contextual zoning districts.   Contextual Zoning in NYC Contextual Zoning are certain zoning subdistricts that have additional requirements. The goal is...

Commercial Building Classifications

People in the real estate industry use building classes to identify the quality of a building. This is important to understand if you are in the market for commercial real estate.   Building Classifications For Commercial Real Estate There are 4 Types of buildings in the world of commercial...

Mixed Use Building Design NYC FAR

Mixed use buildings are buildings with two or more different uses. As an architect I get a lot of clients who are confused about how to determine the buildable floor area according to NYC Zoning. In this post we are going to look at how...