NYC Land Use Rules and Procedures

NYC Land Use Rules and Procedures

NYC Land Use Rules and Procedures

How does a Land-Use Attorney promote, modify or terminate a real estate development project? This course focuses on a detailed study of NYC land use rules and procedures from the perspective of being the land use attorney. It is a community based course emphasizing the work skills and competencies needed to be an attorney. Subject matter shows the relationship of the attorney to zoning, landmarking, condemnation, siting, fair distribution of city facilities, building permits, certificates of occupancy, and environmental regulations. Students learn to use the Administrative code as it applies to the New York City Council, the City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Design (Art) Commission, Environmental Reviews, the Department of Buildings and (ULURP) Community Boards and RLUIPA. This seminar course involves student collaboration while using current technology to explore projects with the objective of providing experience to handle ethical and career-related problems.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Real Estate and Land Use; Government/Public Sector; General Practice – Transactional; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution

2 Credits


Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

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Graduation Requirements