Wetlands and Stormwater

Whole Foods Supermarket – Gowanus, Brooklyn

Location: Brooklyn, NY | Date:2014

The firm helped complete federal and state tidal wetlands permitting and the State Environmental Quality Review Act natural resources and hazardous material review, and obtained United State Environmental Protection Agency sign-off and State Brownfield Cleanup Program Certificate of Completion for the new Whole Foods site on 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue.

Environmental Review

Permitting and Litigation for Government-Sponsored Developments

Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program

Location: Bayonne, NJ | Date:2014

SPR advised the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with respect to the NEPA review of the raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway to accommodate larger ships traversing the Kill Van Kull, resulting in a Finding of No Significant Impact and the issuance of a Bridge Permit Amendment by the U.S. Coast...

Development And Land Use

Environmental Review

Permitting and Litigation for Government-Sponsored Developments

The Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge

Location: Westchester, NY | Date:2014

Sive, Paget & Riesel represented the New York State Thruway Authority, which together with the Metro North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, undertook the Tappan Zee Bridge/I287 Corridor environmental review. This process addressed the possible replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The Firm advised the Project Sponsors with regard to the...

Environmental Review

Permitting and Litigation for Private Commercial Developments

Redevelopment of Former Domino Sugar Factory

Location: Brooklyn, NY | Date:2014

The firm represents The Refinery, LLC, the developer of the former Domino Sugar facility on the East River in Brooklyn, with regard to waterfront permitting. The proposed development involves construction of new buildings that will include up to 120,000 gross square feet (gsf) of retail/commercial space, up to 100,000 gsf of community facility use,...

Development And Land Use

Pier 57 Redevelopment

Location: New York, NY | Date:2014

As counsel to the Hudson River Park Trust, the firm assisted in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the redevelopment of Pier 57 in Hudson River Park, resulting in approval of the project by the New York City Planning Commission and City Council.

Development And Land Use

Hudson River Park

Location: New York, NY | Date:2013

Sive, Paget & Riesel represented the Hudson River Park Trust (and predecessor entities) in connection with the environmental review conducted in connection with the development of the Hudson River Park in Manhattan. SPR served as environmental counsel in connection with the Environmental Impact Statement required for the Park, and worked with State and local...

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