PROPERTY RECORDS AND MAPS

Architects/Design Firms are typically the first consultants engaged at the start of an alteration or new development project. There are many considerations before embarking on the journey of the regulatory filing process. PRIOR to jumping into Schematic Design, the Architect can use the following NYC public recourses to help streamline and prepare a filing strategy.

DCP – ZOLA NYC’s Zoning & Land Use Map

NYC’s Zoning and Land Use Map is a very resourceful tool when obtaining property information including zoning districts, boundaries, tax lot descriptions, historical data etc. Using and cross- referencing DOB-BIS and DCP-ZOLA will typically provide the most up-to-date information that corresponds directly with records on file with NYC Governing Agencies.

DOF – Tax Maps

Use DCP-ZOLA webpage for a direct link to access recorded Department of Finance Tax Maps. In the pre-design phase of the project and/or for properties that do not have an updated architectural or title survey, the Architect can make use of the dimensions specified on the recorded tax map needed for a preliminary Zoning Analysis.

DOB – Building Information System (BIS)

Search BIS property records to get the basic information needed for the property. There is a lot of information you can obtain simply from a property profile that can help you prepare a schedule and an appropriate filing strategy.

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