NYC Construction Reopening Rules

NYC Construction Reopening Rules

New York City suspended nonessential construction during the stay at home order in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As the spread of the virus decreases New York City is reopening with Phase 1 which includes all construction. The following is a summary of the NYC...
Is a Hotel Commercial or Residential

Is a Hotel Commercial or Residential

Weather a hotel is a commercial or residential building is a matter of context. For example according to the New York City Zoning Resolution a hotel is a commercial use whereas the New York City Building Code Classifies a Hotel as Residential Occupancy. A hotel being...
What are JLWQA Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists

What are JLWQA Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists

Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists or JLWQA is a building use for buildings designated for Artist live work spaces. This applies in certain loft dwellings in a few Zoning districts within New York City.   Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists: JLWQA There are...
NYC Requires Solar or Green Roof Sustainable Zone

NYC Requires Solar or Green Roof Sustainable Zone

New York City has a law requiring a Sustainable Roofing Zone. This is an area on a roof dedicated to either Solar Power Generating Panels, a Green Roof, or a combination of the two. These Sustainable Roofing Zones are required for all new buildings, building...