Transforming a rubble strewn lot into a residential and office complex, our Land Use and Zoning Practice Group plays an active role in making our cities more livable.
For more than 45 years, Cuddy & Feder's Land Use, Zoning & Development Practice has been instrumental in obtaining the regulatory approvals and permits that have transformed the landscape of the New York metropolitan area, including Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

We know zoning, land use, environmental and municipal law. But more importantly, our clients rely on us for the depth of knowledge we offer and our unique ability to translate the legal insights we have into innovative yet practical solutions on their behalf – a characteristic of Cuddy & Feder that is simply unrivaled.

Our Land Use, Zoning & Development attorneys take great pride in remaining on the cutting edge of new legal developments to assure effective representation of our clients in an increasingly regulated environment. We are especially adept at harmonizing the various federal, state, county and local regulatory schemes to effectively streamline the land use process and save our clients the valuable capital, time and resources typically associated with the development of retail, commercial, residential, institutional, not-for-profit and utility projects.

Over the years, our Land Use attorneys have successfully advised and assisted our clients in developing shopping centers, office complexes, residential housing, assisted-living and nursing homes, schools, religious centers, museums, continuing-care retirement communities, public utility infrastructure and a host of other land use endeavors designed to improve the communities we serve.

SERVICES
  • Commercial, Residential and Mixed Use Development
  • Environmental Review (SEQRA/NEPA) and Development (Coastal Zone/Waterfront, Adaptive Reuse/Brownfields)
  • Wetlands/NYDEC and NYDEP Permitting
  • Specialty Land Use (Religious, Non-Profit, Public Utilities and Wireless)
  • Green Building/LEED Certification Elements
  • Urban Renewal
In this piece, we cover the most significant developments, issues and opportunities, as we see it, facing the road ahead.
The New York State Wireless Association (NYSWA) will be hosting the Wireless Forum 2017 on June 21-22 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Smith owns Greenacre, a large parcel of land that she subdivides and then sells piecemeal. Jones, looking for somewhere nice to build his home, purchases one of the lots, which just happens to be landlocked and inaccessible from the local roads.
The firm’s project management abilities along with their legal knowledge and experience were instrumental in acquiring the regulatory approvals for my development.
Bobby Ben-Simon, Owner, KOSL Building Group
Hiring an attorney to prepare our variance application for our home renovation was a smart decision. Hiring Cuddy & Feder to do the job was an even smarter decision.
Susan and Joel Morse
Securing approvals for commercial and residential developments in the Hudson Valley is no small task, but Cuddy & Feder provides valuable insight and helps navigate the land use and local municipal approval processes, streamlining and simplifying the process along the way.
Rodney Weber, Weber Projects, LLC