New York City

NYC DOB Plan Exam

Same Day Plan Exam NYC

Clients are constantly telling me nightmare stories they have heard about how long it takes to get something approved by the NYC Department Of Buildings. In most cases I am going to take the DOB's side on this argument. Simple tiny jobs can get reviewed on...

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...

Commercial Overlay

Commercial Overlay NYC Zoning

A Commercial overlay in NYC is an area located in a residential zoning district that allows for commercial use. You can have a commercial building or mixed use building in a residential zone. These uses are usually retail, restaurants, bakeries, beauty salons, small offices, etc...

NYC DOB Architect filing online

NYC Architects DOB Filing Online

Filing projects With The DOB Online As an architect in New York City I find Clients are always interested in the process of filing projects with the Department Of Buildings (DOB). The NYC DOB has bifurcated into 2 separate entities you have the original Borough Offices...