Department of City Planning and State Legislature on excessive voids of mechanical spaces

New York City's Department of City Planning proposed a Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Text Amendment to address the issue of excessive mechanical voids used to raise the height of residential towers.


NY State Legislature has issued a proposal: Assembly Bills A5026 and S3820. The bills suggest to not only limit the ceiling heights of mechanical voids but the ceiling heights of all floors.


Hayes Slade, AIA, Founding Partner at Slade Architecture, discussed the topic in the latest Crain's New York Business Article: Bill to close mechanical-void loophole would open can of worms.

0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Hearing Notice - 11/10 at 1pm

Please be advised that the Committee on Housing & Buildings will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00pm, virtually via Zoom-Webinar regarding the following: Oversight – COVID-19 and Re

Tenant Protection Plan Service Notice

Beginning on June 22, 2020, an updated version of the TPP1: Tenant Protection Plan Form must be used and the associated Tenant Protection Plan Notice to Occupants must be distributed to occupied dwell

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released its much anticipated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application, which may be found here. The loan forgiveness application prov