Land Use & Zoning
Mackenzie Hughes has represented the developers of some of Upstate New York's favorite shopping malls and grocery stores in their development of new, neighborhood-friendly projects. We guided the developers through the municipal "right–to-build" process, including highly publicized public hearings, and won dismissal of court challenges. The projects are now fully built, operational and widely popular throughout the region.
Mackenzie Hughes attorneys practicing within the Land Use area
W. Bradley Hunt
Edward J. Spencer III
Mark W. Wasmund
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Property owners and developers who need counsel on any legal issue related
to real property gain confidence from knowing that our diverse group of
land use attorneys have handled virtually every conceivable type of zoning
issue that you could confront. We represent owners, developers, lenders,
individuals and municipal boards in the entire spectrum of commercial
and residential transactions, including some of the largest developments
in Central New York such as major shopping malls and related commercial
establishments, office complexes, schools and not-for-profit entities.
We represent leading financial institutions and developers in all aspects
of their projects, including:
Land Use Matters
- "Right-to-build" hearings involving zoning, site planning, subdivisions,
and special permits before local municipal boards
- Negotiating construction and permanent loan commitments
- Public hearings
- Preparing purchase agreements and easements
- Pursuing tax-exempt financing through industrial development agencies
- Site plan applications
- Special use applications
- Variance applications
- Resolution of alleged violations
Our other real estate-related work includes serving as examining counsel for title insurance companies and regularly addressing issues affecting title, including title insurance coverage. Plus, we have extensive experience in all phases of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) process.