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Type II Actions Will Be Expanded Under NYSDEC’S Proposed Changes To SEQRA Regulations

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) proposed significant changes to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) regulations almost 5 years ago. The NYSDEC recently indicated that...more

New York Proposes First Major Amendments to SEQRA in Over Two Decades, Driven In Part by Statewide Energy Initiatives:...

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On January 17, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released proposed amendments to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) regulations. The proposed amendments represent the first...more

Farrell Fritz Land Use Blog- 2016 Year in Review

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Before we blog our way into 2017, we wanted to take a moment to review the topics that we blogged about in 2016 and to remind our readers that the land use practice group at Farrell Fritz is a diverse group of attorneys,...more

Sikh Temple files suit after Oyster Bay, NY ordered it to stop work and then required SEQRA review

Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Center, Inc. (the “Temple”), on June 29, 2016 in the Eastern District of New York, sued the Town of Oyster Bay, New York, the Town Board, and several Town Officials (together, the “Defendants”) after...more

New Buffalo Green Code May Make It Easier to Build in the Queen City

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Mayor Byron Brown submitted the Buffalo Green Code to Buffalo’s Common Council. The Green Code is a modern development strategy that will build on “Queen City in the 21st Century,” Buffalo’s...more

Suit by “Interested,” Neighboring Municipalities to Enforce SEQRA Requirements Does Not “Impose or Implement” a Land Use...

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On March 27, 2015, the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of all defendants in the consolidated action Bernstein v. Wesley Hills, 08-CV-156; 12-CV-8856 (KMK), (the “Wesley Hills” Action). The...more

Additional Environmental and Host Municipality Guidance on the New York RFA Process

by Goodwin on

Revised guidance on the SEQRA process - 24-month time limit to begin upon conclusion of SEQRA review. SEQRA, or the State Environmental Quality Review Act, is a New York law mandating that projects receiving...more

Keep Environmental Issues in Mind When Considering a Lease or Sale of Former School Property

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

As school populations shift, it may become necessary for school districts to consider closing and attempting to sell or lease school buildings and grounds. Amid all of the political, financial, and community issues involved...more

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