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Stalled Sites Program Wants Developers To Work for Their Permits

Back in October, Mayor Bloomberg signed a little thing called the Stalled Sites Law, designed to help out struggling developers and lighten the workload of those stalled site spreadsheet-updating superheroes at the DOB. But we didn't hear much about the law until yesterday, when the latest DOB newsletter hit our inbox with the news that the department is now taking applications for the Stalled Sites Program. Developers who choose to participate can have their active work permits for stalled projects renewed for up to four years. Those permits would otherwise expire after a year of arrested development, so how to get in on this golden ticket? Turns out developers need to put in some work on projects where, uh, no work is happening. They must: create a project-specific safety plan for the construction site, put up construction fences and other security, do regular inspections, turn in reports, and pay all permit fees. Maybe it'd be easier just to keep building?
· Building News: February 9, 2010 [DOB]
· Arrested Development coverage