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File #: Int 0039-2004    Version: * Name: The definitions of alteration and demolition in the building code.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the definitions of alteration and demolition in the building code.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Tony Avella, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, John C. Liu, Margarita Lopez, Michael C. Nelson, Diana Reyna, Vincent J. Gentile, Hiram Monserrate, Philip Reed
Council Member Sponsors: 11

Int. No. 39

 

By Council Members Brewer, Avella, Gerson, Jackson, Liu, Lopez, Nelson, Reyna, Gentile, Monserrate and Reed

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the definitions of alteration and demolition in the building code.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  The definitions of alteration and demolition in section 27-232 of the administrative code of the city of New York are amended to read as follows:

                     ALTERATION.  Any addition, or change or modification of [a] an existing building, or the service equipment thereof, that affects safety or health and that is not classified as a minor alteration or ordinary repair.  The moving of [a] an existing building from one location or position to another shall be deemed an alteration, except that an alteration shall not include additions, changes or modifications to an existing building that result in more than thirty percent of such existing building’s structural shell being rehabilitated, maintained or reused.

                     DEMOLITION.  The dismantling or razing of all or part of a building, including all operations incidental thereto.  A demolition shall include any addition, change or modification to an existing building that results in more than thirty percent of such existing building’s structural shell being rehabilitated, maintained or reused.

                     §2.  This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after its enactment.