Michael E. Cusack, Esq.
John P. Stockli, Jr., Esq.
Herbert A. Kline
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 has been updated and redesigned and is now part of the New York Lawyers' Practical Skills Series. The 2012-2013 release is current through the 2012 New York legislative session.
Zoning, Land Use and Environmental Law 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. Written by Michael E. Cusack, Esq., and John P. Stockli, Jr., Esq, with forms provided by Herbert A. Kline, Esq., this practice guide 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.
Zoning, Land Use and Environmental Law is devoted to the latter practitioners, who need to understand the general goals, framework and statutes relevant to zoning and land use law in New York State . With numerous practice guides, it is intended to provide a broad discussion of zoning and land use in New York State and, above all, to remove the mystique surrounding this practice area. Traditional zoning laws as well as other land use regulations are covered. Numerous practice guides make this reference even more useful.
In addition to updating case and statutory references, Zoning, Land Use and Environmental Law discusses the legislation which allows town, city and village boards to create alternate member positions to replace members who are unable to participate due to conflicts of interest, and includes discussion of current case law regarding public hearings, application approvals, and repeated denials of an application which constitute a temporary taking.
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