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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What is my zoning district NYC

What Is My Zoning District in NYC?

New York City is broken into zoning districts. These zoning districts can be found on the NYC Zoning Maps or by using Zola, the NYC Zoning and Land Use website. What Is MY Zoning District in NYC? You can use Zola, the NYC Zoning and land use...

Attic Floor Area NYC Zoning

When Attics Count as Floor Area NYC

An Attic is basically any space directly under a roof. According to the New York City Zoning Resolution attics count as zoning floor area in certain instances and do not in others.   Attic Floor Area   Attic Floor Area Counted For Zoning The following are instances where attic floor...

Sky Exposure Plane

Sky Exposure Plane NYC Zoning

A sky exposure plane is an imaginary plane that sets an inclined boundary that a building cannot penetrate. The sky exposure plane establishes a limit for a building envelope as specified in the zoning code.   Sky Exposure Plane Front Sky Exposure Plane Rear Sky Exposure Plane The...

CCD1 NYC

CCD1 NYC, Construction Code Determination

In NYC a CCD1 is a Construction Code Determination. This is an application to get a written ruling from the Department Of Buildings on the interpretation of a specific Construction Code or Multiple Dwelling Law Code.   Construction Code Determination If you have a concern about a specific...

ZRD1 NYC

ZRD1 NYC, Zoning Resolution Determination

In NYC a ZRD1 is a Zoning Resolution Determination. This is an application to get a written ruling from the Department Of Buildings on the interpretation of a specific Zoning Code.   Zoning Resolution Determination If you have a concern about a specific Zoning Code and need clarification...