Which Types of Project Will Need Approval from LPC?
Any work done on a landmark building will need a permit from the LPC. You will also need a permit if your building is located in historic districts. For example, you will need a permit for repairing or replacing your windows if your building has a landmark status.
In simple words, any work that affects the appearance of the building will need a permit. You can go ahead without a permit only in two cases :
- You don't need a permit for minor restoration and repair work. For example, changing the glass of a window or painting a wall with the same color will not need a permit. But if you want to change the window type, you need LPC approval.
- Your work will not need a permit if the building appearance is not affected. This applies to building improvement projects such as caulking doors and windows. If the appearance of the building changes in any way, you will need a permit.
Any work involving the exterior of the building will need an approval from LPC. The work may have the least visible effects, but you will still need a permit. The same applies to individual landmarks and buildings located in a Landmark Preservation District. The agencies will review the work and can even ask you for more information.
Depending on your case, your project may also need a public hearing. Any exterior work will need approval from LPC who will analyze the scope of work. You may also have to submit a full set of plans as per the DOB requirements.
Your application will also need other information such as current and proposed photographs, material samples, paint samples, mockups, machinery details, landmark filing forms and so on.
New York Engineers have years of experience working on landmark buildings. We can help you advise and arrange the items needed for filing your approval. We can help you file both interior applications and exterior applications in a manner to get approval successfully.