(Webcast) Zoning Case Law: A Review of Three Recent Court Decisions Regarding The Rights Associated With Combined Zoning Lots That Include Multiple Tax Lots

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Program Chair:
Christopher E. Wright
Lasser Law Group
  • The presentation will review three recent New York State Court decisions regarding interpretations of the NYC Zoning Resolution.  These decisions highlight various aspects of merging zoning lots to create a combined zoning lot, and the respective rights between the different owners of the tax lots.  The presentation will include an overview of the zoning regulations governing NYC.

    Program Fee:
    $199 For Members | $299 For Nonmembers

  • Susan E. Golden
    Venable LLP

    Jodi Stein
    Sheppard Mullin

  • 10:00 am – 10:15 am     Introduction and Program Overview:  Recent Zoning Case Law

    Christopher E. Wright


    10:15 am – 10:40 am     200 Amsterdam
    The legal issue before the Courts was whether a combined zoning lot is permitted to include partial tax lots or must incorporate the full tax lot.



    10:40 am – 11:05 am     Little Cherry (Lower Eastside):
    The legal issue before the Courts was the rights of parties in interest to the tax lots that are part of a combined zoning lot, and whether they have waived their right to approve an expansion of the combined zoning lot to include additional lots.



    11:05 am – 11:30 am     Peyton (Upper Westside):
    The legal issue before the Courts was whether an amenity (rooftop garden) must be accessible to the residents of every building on a combined zoning lot to satisfy residential open space requirements.



    11:30 am – 11:45 am
    Review of NYC Dept. of Buildings draft memo requiring that combined zoning lots must include the full tax lot and not just a portion of any tax lot, when creating a combined zoning lot, as well as the documents required when forming a zoning lot.



    11:45 am – 12:00 pm     Question and Answer Session/Closing Remarks

  • New York: 2.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 2.4 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 General

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Land Use Planning & Zoning, Barak A. Wrobel, Chair

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    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org