Seyfarth Events

Breakfast Briefing: Sustainability, Superstorm Sandy and the System: Navigating Zoning Issues in New York City


Cost: There is no cost to attend this event, however, registration is required and seating is limited.

New York

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Breakfast & Registration:
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

While zoning can be a powerful regulatory tool for government officials to enhance sustainability and the quality of life for New York City residents, the complexities of those regulations often lead to confusion and headaches for property owners. Navigating changes in zoning regulations, special permits and variances, economic development incentives, denied permits, and appearances before municipal agencies can be challenging and costly. 

As the Bloomberg administration moves forward with its agenda for a "greener, greater New York," property owners, managers, and developers are left to interpret a newly established blueprint for sustainable development and complicated green zoning requirements, while also taking into consideration the impact of Superstorm Sandy on current and future zoning codes. However, while these issues present huge challenges, they also provide for development opportunities that should not be overlooked.

Please join us for an informative discussion on navigating zoning and land-use issues in NYC, including practical tips and best practices for minimizing construction delays and streamlining development projects. 

Topics will include:

  • Special permits for building, developments, non-conforming uses and unique structures
  • Pitfalls of the ever changing land-use and zoning rules
  • Storm related infrastructure and zoning issues to consider post-Sandy
  • City Environmental Quality Review, green technology, sustainable development and PlaNYC 2030 - Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative to create and maintain sustainable neighborhoods.

For questions, please contact Jamie Lee at

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