Drats! Foiled again.
{09 aug 2007}

Just when things were looking up in renovation land (plans finalized, contractor bid received and negotiated, start date agreed), we're stopped dead in our tracks. Our plans have been "disapproved" by the DOB.

The main objection seem to be a misunderstanding from the inspectors point of view that we were planning on changing the CofO (we're not). Our architect assures us that we should be able to rationally explain the situation to the inspector and move on. So why do I feel like crying?

I won't go into a long diatribe about the unfairness of it all - but does anyone have any experience with this type of thing to share? I'm hoping to hear a little good news but I'll take what I can get.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:22 PM

    Hi! The planning board in our town practically held us hostage over our plans---for a different reason than yours. We have a loft-space above the garage, which is unlivable but they counted it toward our allowable square footage. we had scale back on our plans by 500 sq ft, which we couldn't do entirely. It worked out ok. for months we feared they would deny the permit because we still over the allowable squ footage. but for some reason they let it slide. so there is hope!
    adrienne at www.fixerupper.typepad.com


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