Now that repairs to the north elevation are complete and the suspended scaffolding and pipe scaffold removed the next step before scheduling the removal of the sidewalk shed was to amend the existing FISP (Facade Inspection and Safety Program) report. This amended report has already been submitted to the Department of Buildings for review. It can take anywhere from two to four weeks until we hear back from the DOB.
Assuming no additional changes are required and the DOB accepts the report as final an on-site inspection will be performed by the Buildings Enforcement Safety Team (BEST). This too may take a couple of weeks.
Not until the completion and approval of all DOB reviews and inspections can we schedule a date with the scaffolding company to remove the sidewalk shed. Once that date is known we will notify all residents accordingly. In the meantime we will continue to expedite the process wherever possible.