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File #: Int 2263-2021    Version: * Name: Definition of major building.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to the definition of major building
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would lower the threshold for a major building construction site to include construction sites that involve existing or proposed buildings 7 or more stories or 75 feet or more in height. This change would trigger additional site safety requirements for more construction sites.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2263, 2. Int. No. 2263, 3. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 2263

 

By Council Member Cornegy (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to the definition of major building

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. The definition of “major building” in section 3302.1 of chapter 33 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:                                                                                       

MAJOR BUILDING. An existing or proposed building [10] 7 or more stories or [125 feet (38 100 mm)] 75 feet (22 860 mm) or more in height, or an existing or proposed building with a building footprint of 100,000 square feet (30 480 m2) or more regardless of height, or an existing or proposed building so designated by the commissioner due to unique hazards associated with the construction or demolition of the structure.

 

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect three years after it becomes law and shall apply to permits issued or renewed on or after such date, provided that the  commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.