Building and Land Development Services (BLDS) provides architectural, engineering, environmental, cost evaluation, and construction services for HPD new construction and preservation projects through an electronic submission and review process, BLDS eSubmit.
HPD's Preservation Design guidelines provide specifications for architects, engineers, and contractors who are performing work on HPD-assisted rehabilitation projects.
HPD has published New Construction Design Guidenlines for Multifamily and Senior Housing Housing, which establish the criteria by which BLDS will evaluate proposed developments.
HPD encourages consideration of the Active Design Guidelines, which promotes fitness through active lifestyle, particularly noting the location and treatment of stairs in buildings.
HPD's Retail Design Guidelines provide practical recommendations for building ground-floor space that is functional for retailers, community, and cultural organizations; accessible and convenient for residents and neighbors; and cost-effective for developers.
Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing is a collaboration of the New York City Public Design Commission (PDC), The Fine Arts Federation of New York, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. The publication contains information about a new coordinated review process, as well as seven case studies representing some of the best recent affordable housing built in New York City. Learn more at the PDC's Affordable Housing webpage.
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