In some instances, local laws contain supplementary requirements under their zoning ordinances that special permits be obtained prior to engaging in uses of land. For example, a special permit is required from the town board in the Town of North Salem to operate a Kennel or Animal Hospital. The firm assists landowners in determining whether one or more special permits will be necessary for their proposed activities and prosecutes those applications.
Planning Boards, Site Plan Approval, Subdivision Approval, Special Districts
The firm routinely assists landowners and developers in obtaining planning board approval for any type of proposed activity or development where planning board approval is required by local law such as site plan approval, applications to subdivide land, and for approval of conditional uses. The firm actively takes the lead in coordinating the efforts of a client’s experts, including engineers, surveyors and wetland consultants, and routinely makes appearances and presentations before local planning boards.
The firm also acts as legal counsel to a number of planning boards in Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
The firm has additionally assisted local developers in creating special districts when planning boards have required the establishment of a special district as a condition of subdivision approval. Such districts have included the creation of water districts and fire protection districts to ensure the ongoing maintenance and performance of fire hydrants in a proposed subdivision.
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