DORMER VARIANCE GRANTED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE
At 10:05 AM Tuesday November 15th the New York City Board of Standards
and Appeals voted unanimously to grant our variance for 3rd floor
dormers. This has been a long journey and hard won battle. In addition
to the time and effort that was put in by myself, the board of directors
and staff we have spent $50,000 achieving this success. This money
will be recouped by a special alteration agreement charge for shareholders
submitting alteration agreements to construct dormers.
The board of directors believes that this may be the beginning of
a new chapter in Glen Oaks Village by giving 2nd floor shareholders
another option for space rather than moving to the suburbs. The board
has not forgotten about ground floor shareholders and will allow basement
additions to their units if the basement below the unit is suitable.
Although we have now been approved by the City, all dormer filings
must also be approved by the board and construction cannot begin without
written authorization from the board of directors. We have implemented
new rules and procedures that cover dormers and basement additions
and have put together a short pamphlet called "About Dormers"
and About Basement Additions. This can be found online
on our website or at the management office.
In the early spring we will set up a meeting with shareholders looking
to construct dormers. We will have our architect, management staff
and board members at this meeting to discuss this topic. All shareholders
of Glen Oaks Village will be advised of this meeting and are invited
We should all congratulate ourselves for another co-op victory!
Glen Oaks Village Owners, Inc.