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Michael E. Cusack, Esq.
John P. Stockli, Jr., Esq.
Herbert A. Kline, Esq.
Professor Nicholas A. Robinson
White Plains, NY
Professor Philip Weinberg
Little Neck, NY
• Understand the general goals, framework and statutes relevant to zoning and land use law in New York.
• This book eliminates the mystique surrounding site plan reviews, special use permits, subdivision reviews and state-mandated overlays.
• Be able to effectively utilize the Freedom of Information Law.
• Steer through the special use permit application process.
The Zoning, Land Use and Environmental Law practice guide is devoted to practitioners who need to understand the general goals, framework and statutes relevant to zoning and land use law in New York State. This practice guide covers zoning and land use enabling legislation, zoning board of appeals, area variances, and limitations on zoning power. It is even more valuable with the inclusion of Forms on CD.
To some practitioners, zoning and land use law is a rarely encountered remnant of bar review courses of years gone by. To others, it is a specialty to which their careers are largely devoted. For the vast majority, however, it falls in the middle. For them, the zoning and land use process may be tangential to a commercial development or real estate matter, or perhaps comes into play when a client is concerned about a proposed project in his or her neighborhood which could potentially impact the neighborhood setting or quality of life.
This title has been updated with recent case law and statutory and regulatory changes that have been made since last year's edition, such as New York's ban on hydrofracking. Some key cases have been added to the environmental discussion, including a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Michigan v. EPA, where the court overturned an EPA regulation reducing pollution from mercury and other hazardous pollutants from coal-burning power plants.
New zoning forms have been added, and the zoning forms in general have been reorganized to make them easier to locate. The 2015-2016 release is current through the 2015 New York legislative session.