Appellate Division Upholds Zoning Board Decision Made Without Factual Findings

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The Appellate Division has upheld a Zoning Board’s denial of a petitioner’s application for an area variance even though the board did not provide any factual findings for its denial. Jonas v. Stackler, 95 A.D.3d 1325 (2nd Dep’t 2012). This case is noteworthy because the Court held that a review of the entire record before the Board provided a sufficient basis for determining whether the denial was arbitrary and capricious. Even though the Board failed to provide any factual findings for its denial, the Court held that the record compiled by the Board contained enough evidence to support its denial, and found that its decision was not arbitrary and capricious. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Michael Sahn


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adAPT NYC is a New York City HPD initiative that seeks proposals for the design, construction and operation of a new rental building composed primarily (at least 75%), or completely of “micro-units,” at 335 East 27th Street in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan.  This competition seeks to find creative designs to meet the needs of the City’s evolving population. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Daniel Braff