June 8, 2009
MAYOR'S OFFICE LAUNCHES DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR INITIATIVE
On June 1st the City launched a Brooklyn pilot of the Development Coordinator Initiative, a new resource for developers, contractors, and licensed professionals. The Initiative is a forum for senior leadership from across City agencies to resolve specific interagency conflicts that may be slowing down development.
There are a wide range of problems which may qualify for the Brooklyn pilot. For example, an architect could seek assistance from the Development Coordinator because a project site in Brooklyn contains a fire hydrant, tree, sidewalk vault, and utility pole, making it impossible to comply with the builder's pavement plan requirements. Or, a developer could seek assistance for a waterfront development where multiple agencies have offered conflicting interpretations of regulations. In each instance, the developer, contractor, or licensed professional is "stuck" and needs interagency coordination to get a resolution.
To submit your Brooklyn project for consideration, visit www.nyc.gov/devcoordinator and complete the brief questionnaire. Applicants will be contacted within 48 hours of submission.