Over fifty years ago, Robert Feder & William V. Cuddy set up shop in a three-story colonial house on Maple Avenue in White Plains, New York. We’ve expanded from those early roots into a group of over 60 legal professionals in four offices building upon the strengths of our real estate development practice. From housing, health care and senior living, mixed-use developments, shopping centers and office buildings to parks and affordable housing projects, we’ve assisted in many of the developments that have enabled White Plains to continue its role for decades as a major economic center in Westchester County.
At Cuddy & Feder, our goal is to approach projects as a win-win opportunity for the entire community and help our clients build the smart cities of tomorrow.
Following the legacy of Founding Partners, Bob Feder and Bill Cuddy, Partners William S. Null, Neil J. Alexander, and Eon S. Nichols have continued to help clients secure approvals and financing for developments in White Plains that create vibrant, livable, and sustainable communities. Just 25 miles north of Manhattan, White Plains continues to be a corporate, healthcare and retail hub and is viewed as one of the most attractive and desirable cities in which to live, work and play.
Lennar Corporation: 131 Mamaroneck Avenue (The Mitchell)
Cuddy & Feder obtained Site Plan and Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approvals for the construction of a $223-million mixed-use facility consisting of 434 rental apartment units and retail space. In addition to obtaining a PILOT from the IDA, Cuddy & Feder obtained approximately $4.5 million in sales tax exemptions and approximately $1.12 million in mortgage recording tax exemptions. Included in the project are a 6-story parking structure and 8,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on Mamaroneck Avenue.
RMS Companies: 51 South Broadway
Cuddy & Feder obtained Site Plan and IDA approvals for the construction of a $48-million mixed-use development. In addition to obtaining a PILOT from the IDA, Cuddy & Feder obtained approximately $1.5 million in sales tax exemptions and approximately $350,000 in mortgage recording tax. The project will consist of 134 apartments including 27 studios, 59 one-bedroom units and 48 two-bedroom units. The building will include amenities such as a pool, garden terrace, outdoor fireplace and seating area.
White Plains Hospital Center
Cuddy & Feder secured Special Permit and Site Plan approvals for another major expansion and modernization of the White Plains Hospital campus in downtown White Plains, NY. The hospital’s modernization includes the construction of a 250,000-square-foot Center for Advanced Medicine & Surgery located at 122 Maple Avenue (CAMS). The CAMS facility offers the community the highest quality of sophisticated, state-of-the-art care, including wellness care and outpatient surgery. It is connected by pedestrian bridges to the Hospital and the Center for Cancer Care.
Greystar Real Estate Partners: 25 North Lexington Avenue
Cuddy & Feder obtained Site Plan and IDA approvals for the construction of a $275-million mixed-use development in Downtown White Plains. In addition to obtaining a PILOT from the IDA, Cuddy & Feder obtained approximately $5.36 million in sales tax exemptions and approximately $1.65 million in mortgage recording tax exemptions for the mixed-use development project located at 25 Lexington Avenue. The proposed project will involve the redevelopment of an existing parking structure into a 500-unit, 25-story residential apartment building. The project will consist of 19,000 square feet of ground floor retail, 60,000 square feet of amenities, and 755 parking spaces.
Southern Land Company: 250 Mamaroneck Avenue
Cuddy & Feder obtained Site Plan, Special Permit and final authorizing approvals for an approximately $107-million mixed use development. In addition to obtaining a PILOT from the IDA, Cuddy & Feder obtained approximately $2.56 million in sales tax exemptions and approximately $733,000 in mortgage recording tax exemptions for the mixed-use development project located at 250 Mamaroneck Avenue that will replace the White Plains YMCA building. The project will consist of an eight-story, 177-unit mixed use structure that will include one-, two- and three-bedroom units, approximately 1,876 square feet of ground floor retail, and an underground parking garage for residential tenants and retail patrons. The existing YMCA building will be demolished to make way for the new mixed-use development on the 1.16-acre property.
National Development: 150 Bloomingdale Road (The Waterstone)
Cuddy & Feder secured Site Plan and IDA approvals to construct a five-story senior living facility with 132 apartments for independent seniors known as The Waterstone. The project includes a garage and a publicly accessible 13,000-square-foot green space. Cuddy & Feder obtained approximately $2.4 million in sales tax exemption and approximately $780,000 in mortgage recording tax exemptions from the IDA.
Beitel Group: One Lyon Place
Cuddy & Feder obtained Site Plan and IDA approvals for the construction of an $83-million multi-family development in downtown White Plains. In addition to obtaining a PILOT from the IDA, Cuddy & Feder obtained approximately $2.7 million in sales tax exemptions and $362,000 in mortgage recording tax exemptions. The proposed project, located at 1 Lyon Place and 10 Lyon Place in the City of White Plains, will involve the redevelopment of two vacant buildings previously used as a senior living facility/hotel into two multifamily rental buildings. The project will consist of approximately 149 units at the 1 Lyon building and 63 units at the 10 Lyon building. The unit mix will be 50 studio units, 128 one-bedroom units and 34 two-bedroom units.
About Cuddy & Feder LLP
Cuddy & Feder LLP proudly serves clients in the areas of real estate; public and private finance (including tax-exempt and taxable bond financing); litigation; land use, zoning & development; telecommunications; cannabis law; energy & environmental; non-profit organizations; and trusts, estates & elder law. For over 50 years, we have established ourselves as the leading law firm serving a vast region that includes Westchester, New York City, Connecticut and the Hudson River Valley. Our foundation is local, and we enjoy enduring relationships with leaders, institutions and decision-makers in the communities we serve.