Project Category: Renovations


Renovation project applications are usually filed to make improvements to an existing building.  These projects involve changes to an existing building from the renovation, remodeling, or renewal of a structure, including partial demolition and reconfiguration or replacement of interior partitions.  Most renovation projects restore spaces to a good state of repair.  These projects replace components in existing buildings with new/remodeled construction that changes the appearance, structure, or form of a space to improve upon or transform the existing design and layout of room(s).

Typically, the scope of work for renovation projects may include interior renovation to a residential, office or manufacturing building, an established mercantile building, and façade work.  These renovations are generally Low Risk Projects because they are less complex and have fewer zoning and Code requirements – not resulting in a new or amended Certificate of Occupancy.

Building renovations can include the installation, repair or replacement of Building Systems, devices, equipment and materials or parts for the purpose of regular building maintenance.  For projects with an expanded scope, a separate building systems project application does not have to be filed with a renovation application.  A single project application must cover all disciplines/trades covered by the work scope.

Any construction work that results in changes to an existing building that require the issuance of an amended or new Certificate of Occupancy shall be considered an alteration project, not a renovation project.  Renovation projects do not include any Alteration work.

The Department has grouped the Renovation project applications into the following types:

  1. Antenna

  2. Curb Cut

  3. Deck & Porch

  4. Façade

  5. Educational and Institutional

  6. Manufacturing Buildings

  7. Mercantile, Business and Place of Assembly

  8. New Greenhouse Installation

  9. Outdoor Swimming Pool

  10. Public Right-of-Way Encroachments

  11. Residential Buildings and Community Facilities

  12. Shoring, Underpinning of Foundations, and Ground Structures

  13. Sidewalk Cafés

  14. Signs

  15. Storefront


Project Categories:

  1. Alterations

  2. Building Systems Installation & Modifications

  3. Construction Equipment

  4. Renovations

  5. Demolition COMING SOON!

  6. New Buildings COMING SOON!


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