The Department of Buildings is holding a public hearing this afternoon on a new proposed rule that would make new construction and major renovation plans availabe online and implement a 30-day public review and comment period.  The rule was originally set to go into effect on Monday, leaving little time for the DOB to review and respond to any comments received today.  The DOB released a statement this morning that they will delay implementation of the new rule until April, “to ensure adequate time to consider any public input.”

The Municipal Art Society released its recommendations for changes to the rule this morning.  Are you planning to testify today?  Let us know in the comments.