City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) introduced legislation Tuesday to address the “limbo” period between the issuance of a notice to revoke on a construction site and the point at which the permits are officially revoked.
Typically issued to property owners or contractors when concerns about zoning or permit violations are raised, the notice to revoke is often seen as a period in which as much work as can be done will take place until the permits are officially revoked. Once the notice is issued, there is a 10- to 15-day period in which the owners are required to answer objections. During this time, work is allowed to continue as usual.
By requiring the city Department of Buildings to issue a stop work order paired with a notice to revoke, Vallone’s bill would enable the city to ensure safety procedures as well as zoning laws are followed during the time owners are answering objections.