State may let professionals self-certify Long Island projects

Tri-State /
Jun.June 08, 2021 04:10 PM
Self-certification would bypass a sometimes lengthy municipal approvals process. (iStock)

Self-certification would bypass a sometimes lengthy municipal approvals process. (iStock)

New York State lawmakers could allow architects and engineers to self-certify building permits in Nassau and Suffolk counties, potentially speeding up development projects, according to Newsday.

Lawmakers are considering a bill allowing cities and town to issue permits if a registered architect or engineer certifies that an application meets state and local codes. The measure would expire in late 2024 — ensuring hesitant lawmakers that if it leads to problems, it will die on its own.

Self-certification would bypass a sometimes lengthy municipal approvals process, which critics argue makes development significantly more expensive and throttles housing production.

Towns and cities would need to opt into such a program. While self-certification could speed up projects, it also has the potential to cause trouble. Typically, professionals who abuse their privileges can lose their right to self-certify and even be stripped of their licenses.

Officials in Babylon, Brookhaven, Hempstead, Huntington, and Islip have voiced support for the measure. The state legislative session ends June 10.

[Newsday] — Dennis Lynch


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
75 & 81 East Lake Dr. Unit 3 (Mary Lappin Marmorowski/Elliman)
A home on Lake Montauk for just $500K? Here’s why
A home on Lake Montauk for just $500K? Here’s why
The field on Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton (Google Maps)
Neighbors call golf club’s proposed staff housing a “transient motel”
Neighbors call golf club’s proposed staff housing a “transient motel”
Hartz Mountain Industries CEO Leonard Stern and 235 Pinelawn Road (Google Maps, Hartz Mountain)
Warehouse developer accused of violating “Long Island First” policy
Warehouse developer accused of violating “Long Island First” policy
Greenwich rentals, like at The Mill (pictured), are in high demand (iStock, The Mill)
In Greenwich, luxury rentals might be hotter than sales
In Greenwich, luxury rentals might be hotter than sales
The $69 million estate (Lena Yaremenko)
East Hampton estate hits market for first time in 75 years, asks $69M
East Hampton estate hits market for first time in 75 years, asks $69M
Hinchcliffe Stadium and a rendering of the restoration project (Getty, BAW Development)
BAW scores $94M to redevelop Paterson stadium
BAW scores $94M to redevelop Paterson stadium
1210 Meadow Lane with the late Luba Marks. (Zillow / Out East)
Luba Marks’ Southampton home sells at $8M discount
Luba Marks’ Southampton home sells at $8M discount
Roger Waters voiced support for the Shinnecock Indian Nation at a board meeting last week (Getty, Shinnecock Indian Nation, Douglas Elliman, iStock)
Roger Waters joins Shinnecock Nation push to preserve burial ground property
Roger Waters joins Shinnecock Nation push to preserve burial ground property
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...