San Francisco, California, November 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Symbium Corp. has launched a new Property Information Portal, available at Symbium.com, which provides free public access to information about properties and the built environment around them. In addition to informing the public about what has been built on a property and allowing them to view their permit history, this portal will help users understand what can be built on any property.
Previously, property data was either unavailable, difficult to access, or expensive to obtain. This reality meant that in some cases a digital copy of property information was only accessible by filling out a paper form. Symbium aims to alleviate these bottlenecks. The Property Information Portal allows the public to easily access property and permit information and streamline construction project applications. Concretely, Symbium will allow the public to:
View data on any property, including the different structures on a lot and applicable land uses; Evaluate possible additions or modifications to existing buildings; Download the planning, construction and appraiser forms; andView submitted permit applications and permit history.
First launched in California, Symbium’s real estate portal features a new search engine that compiles all publicly available government data on properties and makes it convenient and easy for everyone to access. Unlike open data websites and other search engines, this new portal allows the public to perform structured searches that yield answers, not just links and documents. By allowing the public to discover in just a few clicks what can be built on any property, this information portal makes it easy for Californians to prepare their properties to reach their maximum potential.
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“Public access to rich data about their built environment has been blocked for too long by expensive archaic systems,” said Leila Banijamali, co-founder and CEO of Symbium. “Why can’t transactions with local governments be as easy as buying something from Amazon? Symbium is reinventing the built environment as data and allowing the public to seamlessly browse and visualize that data to understand what’s possible. This will lay the foundation for the Symbium concept of a government relations management (GRM) system, which uses forms and permits as a mechanism to update this data and the Computer Law (Complaw®) to streamline and validate these data. updates.
The company’s broader mission is to streamline the regulatory aspects of construction. Providing the public with knowledge about their built environment is essential to the success of this mission.
Symbium.com’s launch in California comes after Governor Gavin Newsom recently enacted Senate Bills 9 and 10, which legalized duplexes, ADUs and small multi-family properties on land previously zoned exclusively for single-family homes . Regularly updated to reflect changing laws, rules and regulations, Symbium offers a unique platform that allows Californians to understand how these new laws affect their properties and the future of real estate development in the State.
“Our mission at Soup is to provide affordable and accessible housing solutions for all, a mission that Symbium technology has helped us advance,” said Pam Dorr, Director of Housing at Soup. “With Symbium, I have been able to help clients from all walks of life achieve what is possible in their garden. Recently this has meant using Symbium to help a disabled homeowner build an ADU that will help keep their family safe in their primary residence. ADU not only provides stable rental income for the landlord, but also helps alleviate the housing shortage facing the whole country. I look forward to the expanded possibilities created by the new Symbium platform.
Symbium, which was born out of a collaboration between Stanford University’s CodeX and the Department of Computer Science, has previously worked with the City of San Francisco, the City of San Mateo, the City of Milpitas and others to help them use their own data to understand development in their communities. Now Californians statewide can easily access and use public data on their own properties.
“The first time we saw Symbium, we knew it would be a great tool for the ADU industry,” said Steve Vallejos, president and CEO of prefabADU. “We’ve typically done property appraisals using a variety of time-consuming tools, but Symbium helps our clients easily view an ADU on their property and see all of the regulations around it. Symbium’s innovative tools also helped us identify 155,000 properties in San José that could accommodate an ADU, leading us to partner with the city to launch a pre-approved plan program to accelerate ADU construction. . Symbium’s new portal will expand beyond ADUs and be a huge benefit across California.
After successfully launching in California, Symbium.com plans to expand to other states with high housing needs and apply its Complaw® technology to other areas of daily life that are governed by complex rules and regulations.
The key to Symbium’s activity is Complaw®, which concerns the representation of laws and regulations, such as town planning codes, in a calculable form. Symbium apps make it easy to navigate the zoning regulations that shape our cities and towns, allowing anyone to quickly assess what is possible on a piece of land or within a jurisdiction. Symbium was recently recognized as a 2021 GovTech 100 company, winner of the 2021 Women of Legal Tech Award from the American Bar Association and winner of the Ivory Award 2020 for its regulatory and policy innovations to make housing affordable. Symbium is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.symbium.com.
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