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...
Adding a deck to a townhouse in NYC is a very popular home improvement. This is a relatively straight forward process but there are a few things you should know.
Adding A Deck to A Townhouse
Below are a few points we will review for adding a...
The terms townhouse, brownstone, and rowhouse are often used interchangeably but they actually all mean different things.
Difference Between a Brownstone, Townhouse, and Rowhouse
What is a Townhouse?
A townhouse is an attached house or rowhouse located in a city or town. These are typically...
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...
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
Multi Family Residential Buildings have changed in character and design. People are demanding higher quality and lots of technology. There are many Multi Family Design Trends that can be incorporated into a new multi family building.
Multi Family Design Trends
Sustainable Multi Family Housing
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...
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...
In New York City a building is a high rise if the it has an occupied floor that is 75 feet or more above the lowest street level for fire truck access. So when measuring from the lowest street level on any side of the...
If you are going to embark an a construction project you are probably going to be hiring an architect. There are many issues to consider and this may seem like a difficult task. Hiring an Architect is not the most common everyday thing you will...