By Charles F. Otey, Esq.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
With property prices soaring – especially in Brooklyn – CLE Director Meredith Symonds and her Brooklyn Bar Association team have selected a very relevant subject for their March 20 session: “Hot Topics in NYC Land Use."
Starting at 6 p.m., a talented panel will “provide an overview of the NYC land use approvals appeals" and discuss some of the complexities involving several topics, including Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, City Environmental Review, Changes to the City’s Zoning Resolution and others.
Real estate prices are climbing rapidly as the Depression of 2008 seems to be slowly winding down. As a result, there are battles of land use such as those revolving around the fate of Long Island College Hospital. Cobble Hill residents want to keep the hospital at the end of Atlantic Avenue up and running.
State leaders see a profit to be had by selling all or most of the valuable LICH real estate converting much of it to condos and co-ops. Mayor Bill de Blasio was solidly on the side of the hospital advocates.