Does the DOB have a phone number where they can assist with zoning questions? Do they answer zoning questions in person?
I own a mixed use commercial building, and two of my neighbors have built a 700 sq ft extension. When I spoke with 2 architects, they each said I could only build out 300 sq ft, because I am required to maintain a 30 foot recess between my property and the houses on the next street. One neighbor has had this extension for 20 years, and the other one since 2003.
I’d like to talk to someone at the DOB in person, since both architects have told me I can’t build this extension.