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NEW YORK CITY-Diagrams of proposed new buildings or major enlargements will be put on the web for members of the public to see, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Monday afternoon. Reportedly the first of its kind in the US, the online posting is one of two reforms intended to give the public a greater voice in the development process.

Under the reforms announced by Bloomberg, deputy mayor Edward Skyler and buildings commissioner Robert LiMandri, architects and engineers filing applications for new buildings and major enlargements will be required to submit diagrams, which will be available at www.nyc.gov. The diagrams will detail critical information that can be used by the public to determine whether a project is in compliance with required zoning regulations, according to a release from Bloomberg’s office. These diagrams will include the size of the project, drawn to scale, and where a building will sit in relation to the street.

Bloomberg also announced a 30-day “public challenge” period in which members of the public can dispute Department of Buildings zoning decisions they believe are incorrect.The 30-day public-challenge process includes the following four steps:

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