The Department of Buildings is expanding its online NYC Development Hub to allow professionals to file applications and receive building permits online.
Part of the DOB’s efforts to streamline the 50,000-plus applications for minor construction projects it reviews each year, the expansion covers home renovations, construction fences and scaffolding. Previously, the Hub program only accepted digital plans for new buildings and major alterations. For those projects, the DOB said it had issued permits three times faster than plans submitted by paper. “It is no longer necessary for industry members to visit our offices in order to submit paper plans and other documents,” DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri said in a release. [more]