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The quality Housing Program is a set of zoning regulations that intend to maintain the existing character of neighborhoods by giving incentives to developers with potentially higher building floor areas. Quality Housing is mandatory in R6 through R10 contextual zoning...
Office building design is an essential part of a companies identity and productivity. Here are some design ideas we put together that you may want to consider before begging your building design and development. Office Building Design Ideas Sustainable Design...
There are different types of NYC Building Permits. A construction or building permit must be acquired before you begin any construction project in NYC including new buildings and renovations or alterations. In NYC building permit applications must be filed by an R.A....
Finding an office space in NYC can be a difficult and stressful process. This is a major investment and essential to your business identity and success. Finding An Office Space Take Your Time and Plan Ahead Understand Commercial Building Classifications...
This post will focus on some tips for apartment renovation design and the process of completing a renovation. Knock Down Some Walls Don't be scared to knock down a few walls. This can be a great way to open up a space and enlarge a room. Sometimes you can keep...
What Is a Zoning Variance? A Zoning Variance is a special approval to develop a property in a manner that does not completely conform with the Zoning Regulations. Zoning Variances are typically issued when a property has a unique condition that causes a hardship on...
All buildings in NYC must comply with regulations of use and occupancy. When dealing with existing buildings one must determine the legal use of a building before making any alterations. Building Legal Use NYC Verifying The Legal Use Of A Building Certificate...
Most of our new clients at Fontan Architecture who are developing property are first time property developers. I highly recommend you do your homework and surround yourself with a competent team that will help you throughout the process. Here are a few things you...
Fire damage repair should be done with foresight to prevent the recurrence of future fires. When a building is damaged by fire you need to rebuild, but you need to rebuild better then the original. Fire Damage Repair & Restoration Here are some tips of...
A Letter Of No Objection or LNO is a document used to verify the existing legal use of a property that does not have a Certificate of Occupancy defining it's use. An LNO is used in New York City for buildings built before 1938 prior to the implementation of the...
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