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2016: 12 Major Moments

As we close out the year we decided to take a moment and reflect on some of the major moments in Commerical Real Estate and the A/E/C industry. 

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How to Maximize Floor Area with ZQA (Zoning for Quality and Affordability)

July 28, 2016 | Code Advisory

Over 100 years ago, New York City enacted the first edition of its Zoning Resolution (“ZR”), a living document that constantly evolves, sometimes incrementally and sometimes radically. Two recent ZR amendments, Zoning for Quality and Affordability (“ZQA”) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (“MIH”), enacted on March 22 of this year, are both incremental and radical – as evidenced by the heated public debate surrounding them. 

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Avoiding the 7 Blunders of Flood Mitigation

June 02, 2016 | Code Advisory

Water Street--Originally only one block long, Water Street was extended during a city landfill program in 1692. The landfill was necessary to hold back the erosion of the island's shore and the waters of the East River, which washed over this aptly named street during high tide.

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