Zoning refers to how your building impacts the community and your surroundings. We ensure your site development, zoning changes, special permits, variances, and landmark proceedings are in good hands. Our team provides a review of zoning compliance for Changes of Use, Major Alterations, and New Buildings.
In many cases, our work includes reviewing and researching the existing conditions of a property to determine the feasibility of potential new uses, alterations, or upgrades to an existing structure. In others, we ensure the proposed building signage or advertising installation comply with the regulations of the building’s zoning district. Our team of experts are experienced in zoning compliance, ensuring you don’t face any hurdles with zoning and land use approvals.
Change of use planning
We manage any zoning changes during the change of use planning to minimize the impact on your surroundings, and obtain a certificate of occupancy.
Floor area ratio and Zoning (FAR)
In real estate, the end product is space. Oftentimes, the amount of space a building can contain is governed by zoning rules relating to the allowable “bulk” of a building. In places like New York City, a Floor Area Ratio is a multiplier of lot size that is allocated to every zoning district in the city. This multiplier directly relates to how much space a building contains. Rizzo Group’s expertise is in maximizing floor area in new and existing buildings throughout the country.