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MAS to Hold Public Briefing on New DOB Rule

zoning building height street recessionThe City may be changing the way the Department of Buildings does business. Under a potential new rule, the agency would post on their web site diagrams of proposed new buildings or major enlargements. The diagrams will depict the size and scale of new building projects. The new rule will also institute a 30-day period in which the public can review and challenge the development approval. According to the city, this new time period is intended to “prevent confusion and unnecessary or unintended costs for development in New York City.” The city is holding a public hearing on Friday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m., at 280 Broadway, 3rd  Floor Conference Room. The proposal is scheduled to take effect only three days later — Monday, March 9. We invite you to join the Municipal Art Society of New York for a briefing on the rule, on Tuesday, March 3 at 8:30 a.m. David Schnakenberg, Menapace Legal Fellow and Eve Baron, Director of the MAS Planning Center, will present an outline of the rule, discuss some of the consequences and invite the community to share concerns, comments and ask questions. This is an informal presentation. In addition to your comments and questions, please BYO Bagel (we’ll supply the coffee). Tuesday, March 3 at 8:30 a.m. at 457 Madison Avenue. This is a free event, but reservations are encouraged. RSVP to 212-935-2075.