Recovered Units, Penalties & Enforcement

Recovered Units

Building permits must be issued within two years of the Final Determination of Award by the Planning Board. If building permits for construction are not issued, the awarded units will revert back to the City as a Recovered Unit for award during the next Building Permit Allocation System (BPAS) Award Year. If the Recovered Units are not awarded within the next BPAS Award Year, the Recovered Units will be returned to the DEO for redistribution.

Penalties & Enforcement

If a project fails to achieve the Green Building Standard Certification as purported in the BPAS application for which the award was granted, a final Certificate of Occupancy will not be awarded until such time the applicant is able to achieve the Green Building Standard.

All applicants for BPAS must sign affidavits attesting that all proposed BPAS points will be implemented, including the intended level of green building certification.