Land Use and Zoning

The Land Use and Zoning practice group, which works in conjunction with the firm’s Real Estate Acquisition group, counsels clients at all stages of real estate development, from project conceptualization and preliminary zoning due diligence through all federal, state and local land use approval and permitting processes, as well as compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). They also counsel clients on their responsibilities, exposures and liabilities arising from ever-expanding federal, state and local environmental regulations, including the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program and related tax credits.

The practice group has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of real estate and land use matters, including:

  • Large-scale urban renewal redevelopment projects
  • Commercial, retail, hotel and mixed use projects
  • Public/private development partnerships 
  • Industrial Development Agency projects and financing
  • Acquisition and transfer of development rights
  • Complex ground leases, air rights leases and commercial condominiums
  • Office, laboratory and high technology center developments
  • Single and multi-family residential developments
  • Compliance with SEQRA and NEPA 

Over the past 15 years, the firm has successfully represented clients on many of the most high-profile and sophisticated real estate and land use development projects in the Westchester County and Hudson Valley region, including:

  • Downtown Redevelopment Project, Port Chester, New York
  • Haverstraw Waterfront Redevelopment Project, Haverstraw, New York
  • Ossining Waterfront Redevelopment Project, Ossining, New York
  • City Center, White Plains, New York
  • Renaissance Plaza, White Plains, New York
  • Trump Plaza, New Rochelle, New York
  • New Roc City, New Rochelle, New York
  • Sandford Boulevard Redevelopment Project, Mount Vernon, New York
  • Ciba Geigy Laboratory Facility, Town of Greenburgh, New York
  • Avalon White Plains, White Plains, New York
  • SpringHill Suites Hotel, Town of Greenburgh, New York
  • Sheraton Hotel, Town of Greenburgh, New York
  • Kendal on Hudson, Sleepy Hollow, New York

MGM asks for zoning change in preparation for possible award of full-casino license

Attorney Mark Weingarten of the White Plains-based law firm DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, filed a zoning petition requesting creation of new zoning district encompassing the property, to be known as the “Casino Special District.”

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Avalon Yonkers

AvalonBay Communities is one of the premier developers of luxury apartment communities in the nation. DelBello Donnellan represents AvalonBay in connection with numerous development projects throughout Westchester County, including this 589-unit apartment community currently under construction in the Alexander Street Urban Renewal Area on the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York.

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Land Use Attorney Diana Bunin Kolev joins DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP

We are pleased to announce that Diana Bunin Kolev has joined the firm as a partner in our Land Use Practice Group.

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