COURT OF APPEALS DETERMINES THAT TOWN IMPROPERLY EXERCISED ZONING POWERS IN ADOPTING ORDINANCE

Land Use

Recently, the Court of Appeals issued a decision which limits a municipality’s ability to exercise its zoning powers and reinforced the principle that zoning is concerned with the use of land and not the identity of the user. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by John Farrell

NYC Suspends Certain Zoning Restrictions

Land Use

Last week the City of New York suspended height limits and other restrictions so that buildings can be built or rebuilt at elevations consistent with FEMA’s new recommended base flood elevations.  The City has also adopted new rules to increase the required minimum flood proofing elevation so that substantially damaged buildings and other new construction can be built to withstand greater flood risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Daniel Braff