The New York City Zoning Laws were originally conceived in 1916 in response to innovations that made larger and larger structure possible, resulting in a critical need to set aside space for light, air, public use… In the intervening century zoning laws were expanded with increasing complexity, to include preservation of historic structures and contexts, economic incentives, and other needs of the City’s ever growing and changing communities.
But the labor intensive process for builders to sort through all of this paperwork remained relatively unchanged...until now.
Enter Zoner! In just moments, with a few clicks and keystrokes, architects, developers, owners, realtors and community boards are live with an interactive, visual model of what can be built in the designated space, Zoner covers all applicable zoning parameters, including: maximum building bulk and height; the allowable use of the site; special districts and landmark rules; required setbacks and much more.
For example, here is how the City zoning website describes requirements for an iconic type of “brownstone” district :
“The street wall of a new building, on any lot up to 50 feet wide, must be as deep as one adjacent wall and no deeper than the other. On lots wider than 50 feet, the street wall of a new building may be no closer to the street line than the street wall of an adjacent building. A street wall need not be located farther from the street line than 15 feet.”
Quite a distance from there to what it all means for your project. Zoner generates specific measurements -- and visuals -- in seconds!
Meet Our Team
The Zoner team includes innovative and experienced architects, realtors and computer scientists who know firsthand that in the 21st century, interoperability across the disciplines of Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Ownership (AECO) is key to successful completion of exceptional projects.
March W. Chadwick is an architect, consultant, professor, and software developer. March’s consultancy business has grown particularly with Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects and has sponsored continued growth in design of systems and software development. March's BIM experience in three dimensional design and algorithms used for development of large infrastructure and civil planning projects. March is a LEED AP architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, Building Smart Alliance, Municipal Arts Society, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Queens Chamber of Commerce and numerous community groups. He has served as principal architect and owner of M.Arch Architects in New York City since 2003.
William Kelly is a software engineer at Pinterest. Will’s experience as a programming and advertising engineer compliments his background in economics and computer science. He is a designer, programmer and entrepreneur.
William's experience includes Google software engineer and product development. Will has experience in real estate finance while working at KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, web development and design. Will is primary engineer of corporate website Ameyaep.com. Will has served on the executive boards of Emory’s Economics Society and Sailing Team.
Jeffery Carnevale is a seasoned technology officer and with over 25 years’ experience.. Jeff worked as a microcomputer specialist for Northrop Grumman/Amherst Systems, as director of IT Applications for the Ladders.com, and as VP of Corporate technology for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to name a few. Jeff is also currently VP of Information Technology for New York Road Runners.
Ralph Yozzo has over 25 years’ experience in technology as Lead Systems Developer. Ralph has worked for IBM, GOLDMAN SACHS, CNBC, STARCUT WIRELESS, RAVE WIRELESS, GOLDMAN SACHS, CON EDISON, NYNEX. Ralph is a marathon runner and cyclist and a member of West Side Runners wsxnyc.org.