Author: Jorge Fontan AIA

About Jorge Fontan AIA

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

This post was written by Jorge Fontan, a Registered Architect and owner of Fontan Architecture.

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NYC DOB Plan Exam

Same Day Plan Exam NYC

The NYC DOB has an option to file as a "Same Day Plan Exam". This is for small alterations that will be reviewed quickly. Just because it is called a same day plan exam does not mean it will be approved the same day. Clients are...

NYC Sliver Law

NYC Sliver Law

The "Sliver Law" is a reference to a zoning code in New York City that aims to prevent very tall narrow buildings in certain zoning districts. It applies height restrictions to buildings on certain properties under 45 feet wide. Here is an example of a development...

R5 Zoning NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC

R5 Zoning in NYC is a low density residential zoning district. In R5 you can build any type of residential building including one or two family houses or multifamily buildings.   R5 Zoning NYC New York City has many different zoning districts. The purpose of these districts is...