For Immediate Release
August 22, 2018

DOB RELEASES REAL-TIME, INTERACTIVE “CONSTRUCTION ON YOUR BLOCK” MAP

New Data-Rich Map Shows All Major Construction Sites Citywide

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the New York City Department of Buildings published a new, real-time interactive map of all major construction projects in the city, showing the almost 200 million square feet – over 7 square miles – of buildings currently under construction in New York.
 
This map is the latest in a series of interactive dashboards, reports, and data tools released by the Department to give the public greater insights about city’s built environment.

Click here to see our new active major construction map
 
“New York has always been defined by change, and that remains true today, with major construction projects taking place in every neighborhood across the five boroughs. This real-time map puts the power of DOB’s data in the hands of all New Yorkers -- giving detailed information about construction on your block, your neighborhood, and citywide. The public owns this data, and we are committed to putting it to work for all New Yorkers,” said Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler, P.E.

The map shows all active permits issued by the Department for new buildings, as well as alteration projects involving the enlargement of an existing building. The map will automatically update in real-time as new permits are issued and existing permits expire. Members of the public will also be able to sort, search, and view permit data by building type (commercial, residential, etc.), the proposed number of dwelling units, square footage, estimated cost, community board boundaries, and general contractors for the project, giving users the ability to find out exactly what is going on in construction projects near them.
 
Each project on the map has links to extensive permit and project details from DOB’s searchable online database
 
This latest DOB analytics tool also provides snapshots of the largest development projects going up around the city, with continually updated top 10 lists of the largest projects by square footage, cost, number of floors, and largest multiple dwelling projects. In addition, the public will be able to track which general contractors have the most square feet under construction.
 
The “Construction on Your Block” map builds off the success of our first real-time map, released earlier this year, which shows the locations of the 8,000+ permitted sidewalk sheds around the city. The Department has been hard at work creating more data-driven tools that provide the public with up-to-date information that is easily accessible. To find out more about how the Department is leveraging data for the benefit of the people of New York City, please visit the Data & Reporting page on our website.

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