Mayor Signs Legislation Expediting ‘Build it Back’ Construction Work
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed legislation that will expedite approval of demolition and construction work performed by city-procured contractors under the Build it Back program, which aims to rebuild communities and homes devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
Intro. 1341 allows the city to speed up construction in two ways. First, it will expedite the demolition process by allowing paperwork to be completed post-demolition, as long as the work is supervised by licensed safety professionals. Second, it will allow projects that couldn’t proceed because of violations pre-dating Build it Back to move forward while at the same time ensuring the safety of these properties.