Technology Updates Rochester Chapter

June 10, 2022

Technology Tip - FEMA Flood Maps

From the Desk of Patrick Wahl, Technology Committee Chair:

Wondering if a property requires flood insurance? Check the FEMA Flood Maps in the Flood Map Service Center: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home.  This is a great tool to use when you are performing your initial due diligence on a property.

Please reach out to me at patrick.wahl@cbre-rochester.com with any questions.


May 9, 2022

Technology Tip - eCode360

From the Desk of Patrick Wahl, Technology Committee Chair:

The NYSCAR Technology Committee encourages agents to become acquainted with www.ecode360.com. Most of our local municipalities have uploaded their governing code to be readily available online. This is particularly valuable to review for a quick reference for the viability of a certain use at some certain property. For example, if you would like to put a medical office use within a retail complex like 125 White Spruce Blvd. in the town of Brighton, you could review the zoning code here: https://ecode360.com/9440853 - to determine that medical office is a permitted use in the BF-1 district in the town of Brighton. Sometimes the zoning code leaves things a little less clear and a call to the Town Planner is warranted.

Please reach out to me at patrick.wahl@cbre-rochester.com with any questions.


April 6, 2022

Technology Tip - How to Measure Buildings and Site Areas using Aerial Imagery

From the Desk of Patrick Wahl, Technology Committee Chair:

Wondering how large a building or site area is?

You can perform aerial measurements using Google Earth or the Monroe County Parcel Mapper. The systems will measure straight lines, perimeters and areas.

Please reach out to me at patrick.wahl@cbre-rochester.com with any questions.


February 28, 2022

Technology Tip - Historic Environmental Records

From the Desk of Patrick Wahl, Technology Committee Chair:

The NYS DEC keeps historic environmental records for properties in New York State. It is common that a Seller does not have or does not want to share environmental information pertaining to a property.

A free and simple way to receive a basic understanding of the publicly available environmental history of a property is to submit a FOIL Request to the NYS DEC requesting records pertaining to the property. You may also want to submit a FOIL Request on the properties surrounding the subject property. You may submit a FOIL Request to the NYS DEC HERE.

Please reach out to me at patrick.wahl@cbre-rochester.com with any questions.

 

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