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Matter of Magat v. Village of Bronxville Planning Board

Decision and Order

This is an article 78 proceeding challenging the site plan and special permit approval for construction of a new cancer center at a hospital. The Petitioners claimed, among other things, that the Planning Board failed to take a…more
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Court Upholds Denial of Use Variance for a Ski Lift

The New York Appellate Division upheld a Zoning Board's denial of a use variance to extend a ski lift over a currently unused parcel…more
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Religion and Land Use In New York

This article discusses the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) as well as New York regulation of religious uses…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Property Owner Found to Be Within Zone of Interest for Standing to Challenge Development

The New York courts have long held that a party must be within the "zone of interest" in order to have standing to challenge the proposed development of nearby property. This article summarizes a recent decision which appears to…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New York DEC SEQR Handbook

After a number of years, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)has issued an updated SEQR Handbook. The handbook outlines the regulations and procedures applicable to the State Environmental Quality Review…more
| Environmental Law

Court Finds Westchester Town Violated RLUIPA and Overturns SEQRA Findings

In a 206 page decision, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found the Town of Greenburgh had violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) when it refused to grant a church…more
| Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
Fortress Bible Church v. Feiner

Decision

A lengthy decision, after trial, finding that the Town of Greenburgh, New York had violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) when it used the SEQRA process to deny a church the right to…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New York Legislature Amends Opening Meetings Law Requirements

This is a summary of recent amendments to the Open Meetings Law adopted by the New York State Legislature. The amendments are geared toward ensuring public access to meetings, providing for accessibility for the recording and…more
| Administrative Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
Rocky Mountain christian Church v. Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County Colorado

Decision

In a significant decision, the Circuit Court addressed the denial by the County Commissioners of a request for a special permit to significantly increase the size of a local church. The Court upheld the decision of the jury…more
| Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
Withers v. The Village of Airmont

Decision

Decision declaring a local sign ordinance, which attempted to regulate political speech, unconstitutional…more
| Constitutional Law
Withers v. The Village of Airmont

Decision

District Court declared local law purporting to regulate political signs unconstitutional. For a more detailed discussion see http://blog.szlawfirm.net/…more
| Constitutional Law
Henderson v. Zoning Board of Appeals

Decision

Appellate Division decision upholding the determination of a zoning board of appeals finding that it was proper to use land underwater in calculating lot area and floor area ratio (FAR. See the lower court decision, also posted…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use
World Outreach Conference Center v. City of Chicago

Decision

A decision in two separate cases involving municipal land use regulations and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). The court discusses what constitutes a substantial burden on religious exercise…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use
Vinrus Corp. v. Village of Pelham Manor Building Inspector

Decision

Decision affirming the dismissal of an Article 78 proceeding seeking mandamus directing the building inspector to issue a certificate of occupancy. The court found the Petitioner failed to exhaust its administrative remedies. …more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Court Allows Some Causes of Action Under 42 USC 1983 to Stand Against the Village of Suffern

A decision of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department addressing issues regarding the application of 42 USC 1983 to land use matters, exhaustion of administrative remedies, equal protection, the…more
| Civil Rights, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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