Posts marked "Environmental Review, Permitting and Litigation for Private Commercial Developments"

In a decision dated April 18, 2019, the Appellate Division, First Department unanimously and emphatically affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing the lawsuit challenging the legality of the American Museum of Natural History’s Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Gilder Center will, inter alia, expand and modernize the Museum’s educational facilities, create … Read Post

In a decision dated December 10, 2018, Hon. Lynn Kotler of the New York Supreme Court, New York County, dismissed in its entirety litigation challenging the legality of the American Museum of Natural History’s  Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation for failure to comply with New York City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure … Read Post

On June 20, 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) released two draft flood risk management guidance documents intended to advise New York state agencies on how to incorporate the consideration of future climate risks, including risks of sea-level rise, storm surge, and flooding, into existing regulatory processes. The non-binding guidance is … Read Post

On July 7, 2016, New York State Supreme Court Justice Dawn Jimenez-Salta dismissed a challenge to the sale and redevelopment of the Brooklyn Public Library’s (“BPL”) Brooklyn Heights branch, ruling that the petition was served too late and that the project’s environmental review complied with the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).  … Read Post

On June 10, 2016, a New York State appellate court unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a petition challenging the environmental review of the del Lago Resort and Casino in Tyre, New York.  Sive, Paget & Riesel and Bond Schoeneck & King represented the town of Tyre and other municipal respondents in defense of the project’s … Read Post