Join land use lawyers, planners, municipal officials and staff, law students and others at Touro Law Center tomorrow for a 1-hour program by Gregory R. Alvarez, Esq. of Amato Law Group, PLLC on “How New York Law Allows the Ticking Clock to Run the Zoning Process.”
How New York Law Allows the Ticking Clock to Run the Zoning Process
Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
8:30 – Breakfast & Registration
9 – 10 a.m. – Program
The land use entitlement process in New York can be a lengthy ordeal, for the applicant, municipality and interested members of the public. Regardless of the degree of difficulty or complexity of an application, the municipal zoning approval process often takes what feels to all involved to be an inordinately long time. Although ingrained processes within municipal building and planning departments can inadvertently delay applications, program faculty Gregory R. Alvarez notes that state law is actually at the core of this problem.
Program faculty Gregory R. Alvarez will begin the presentation by outlining some of the common ways in which time gets in the way of land use applications, and how courts have resolved these issues. The presentation will then review the current statutory framework in place regarding timeframes, and gaps in the statutory framework, which create many of the problems discussed in the case law. The presentation will conclude with a brief discussion of one potential way to close these loopholes, and create a more reliable, consistent review process from which all parties to the land use process can benefit.
This program is certified for 1 CLE credit (Professional Practice) and 1 AICP-CM Law Credit (application pending).
The program is $15 per person, including materials and continental breakfast. Members of the sponsor organizations are eligible for a discounted rate of $10.
Special thanks to our sponsors Farrell Fritz PC, the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Local & State Government Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Conference of Mayors & Municipal Officials, and the New York Association of Towns.
Registration, agendas, and bios: http://www.tourolaw.edu/landuseinstitute.