From this morning's New York Times:
Brooklyn: Architect Settles Charges
"Robert M. Scarano Jr., an architect who has been active during Brooklyn’s construction boom, agreed this week to settle charges brought by the Buildings Department that he violated zoning rules or building codes in the design of more than two dozen apartment buildings. The city said that many of his buildings were larger than allowed by zoning, and it also charged that he failed to guarantee safe conditions at a construction site where a worker was killed in March. Mr. Scarano agreed to drop out of a program that allows architects to approve their own plans without regular review from the Buildings Department. His building designs will now have to be approved by city examiners. The settlement specified that it was not an admission of guilt or liability by Mr. Scarano."
My question - does this mean that plans that he approved himself as recently as June will be grandfathered in, without city oversight?