Fontan Architecture Blog

Architecture, Planning, & Design Blog

Why I Turned Comments Off On My Blog

I am Jorge Fontan an architect and I have been blogging since February 1st 2016 on subjects in and around architecture. Since the beginning I have allowed comments on my blog, but the time has come end comments. For those few people that actually leave good, useful,...

5 Stupidest Zoning Laws in NYC

5 Stupidest Zoning Laws in NYC

New York City has very convoluted, and sometimes draconian Zoning Laws. As a massive city it is understandable that we would have extensive regulations on property development, but in my opinion some parts of the NYC Zoning Resolution may go a little too far. I am an...

M1-6D Zoning NYC

M1-6D Zoning NYC

M1-6D Zoning is a Light Manufacturing Zoning district in NYC. In the M1-6D district there are multiple uses you can develop including manufacturing, commercial, community facility, and potentially residential in certain cases. You can find M1-6D Zoning in Manhattan,...

M1-4D Zoning NYC

M1-4D Zoning NYC

M1-4D Zoning is a Light Manufacturing Zoning district in NYC. In the M1-4D district there are multiple uses you can develop including manufacturing, commercial, community facility, and residential in certain cases. You can find M1-4D Zoning in Queens, NY.   M1D...

M1-2D Zoning NYC

M1-2D Zoning NYC

M1-2D Zoning is a Light Manufacturing Zoning district in NYC. In the M1-2D district there are multiple uses you can develop including manufacturing, commercial, community facility, and residential in certain cases. You can find M1-2D Zoning in Brooklyn, NY.   M1D...

M1-1D Zoning in NYC Explained

M1-1D Zoning in NYC Explained

M1-1D Zoning is a Light Manufacturing Zoning district in NYC. In the M1-1D district there are multiple uses you can develop including manufacturing, commercial, community facility, and residential in certain cases. You can find M1-1D Zoning in Astoria and Flushing...

Tips For Renovating Apartments in NYC

Tips For Renovating Apartments in NYC

Renovating an Apartment in NYC requires putting together a team to bring your project to reality. This means hiring an architect and contractor that you can trust who will look out for your best interests. The process can be intense and challenging but in the end it...