Cozen O’Connor: Can NYC increase local input without endangering real estate projects?

Can NYC increase local input without endangering real estate projects?

Monday, July 23, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the review of the New York City charter by two commissions and the potential impact to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. Some testimony provided sought to empower community boards and give members of the affected neighborhood more influence and others called for more transparency in the pre-ULURP phase, while The Real Estate Board of New York argued against adding more bureaucracy and proposed returning decision-making power in land use matters back to the City Planning Commission.

“I don’t think anyone wants to give community boards by themselves the power to block a project because very few controversial matters would ever get approved no matter how much benefit they might provide simply because communities tend to be reactive and conservative,” said Ken.

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Kenneth K. Fisher

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kfisher@cozen.com

(212) 883-4962

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