The July 24, 2017 print version of the Buffalo Law Journal published my column – titled “Uneven playing field for developers and residents” – where I provide a brief overview of the obstacles faced by residents when developers seek to circumvent zoning and environmental laws, and then discuss three recent examples: the so-called “doughnut hole” approach to rezoning, the “second bite of the apple” phenomenon, and a developer’s failure to timely share information.
The column is available on-line at the BLJ website.
For a lengthier discussion of the obstacles faced by residents when battling developers, here’s a piece I prepared a decade ago as part of a Continued Legal Education seminar: Zoning Challenges-Overcoming Obstacles June 2007. [Note: Things have, in my humble opinion, gotten worse, not better, for residents during the past ten years.]
And, here is a letter that I sent on July 1, 2017 to a New York State Supreme Court Justice when – thanks to a June 29, 2017 article in the Buffalo News – I learned of a developer’s “failure to timely share info” with the State Department of Environmental Conservation: Wooster Art. 78 – ltr to CNugent-Panepinto 07-01-17.
With All Due Respect,