I’m a long time lurker and a first time poster. This is a great community with some tremendous knowledge in everything real estate. Thanks in advance for any guidance that anyone can give me.
I’m doing a complete rehabilitation of a property (not a brownstone) in Brooklyn. I hired an architect that drew up plans and filed the project as a Type 2 Alteration. The job was subsequently approved by the DOB. After starting the work, my contractor discovered that the house has no underpinnings. I hired a PE that drew up plans for underpinnings and while we’re at it we decided to draw up plans to lengthen the cellar to the entire length of the house. The old cellar was about 10′ shorter than the length of the house. My question to all the experts out there is; can the PE plans be filed as a post approval amendment or do they need to be filed as a new application including a new TR1? My expeditor is telling me that he will find out from the DOB how it should be filed but I figured some of the experts here might point me in the right direction. Again, thanks for advice and guidance in advance.