Matters

BFC Partners – City Council Approval – Bedford Armory Redevelopment

Successfully helped BFC Partners obtain New York City Council approval to redevelop the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, into a 500,000-square-foot, mixed-use property with a recreational facility, community venue and office and commercial space. BFC is also bringing 400 units of housing to the Bedford Courts project, 60% of which will be set aside as affordable.

Lightstone Group – Public Plaza Floor Area Bonus for 130 William Street

Successfully secured a public plaza floor area bonus from the City Planning Commission Chairperson for Lightstone Group's development of 130 William Street, a 60-story residential condominium in the Financial District.  The 5,137 square-foot public plaza will permit an additional 31,902 square-feet of zoning floor area within the building.

Staten Island Retail Development – New York City Council ULURP Approval

Successfully secured New York City Council approval for Josif A LLC’s 226,000 square-foot retail development in the Mariner’s Harbor section of Staten Island.  Herrick's Land Use and Zoning Group navigated a multi-year public and environmental review process which included interacting with local council member Deborah Rose, as well as the chairs of the City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee, Donovan Richards, and its Land Use Committee, David Greenfield; and culminated in the City Council’s approval of the project’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedures (ULURP) application. The large retail development will be anchored by a 90,000 square-foot BJ’s Wholesale Club, and will include other retail buildings, including a supermarket and gas station. The project will result in the creation of 800 to 1,000 construction jobs, and approximately 440 permanent jobs in the community.

U-Haul International – $200 Million West Chelsea Sale

Represented U-Haul International affiliate AMERCO Real Estate Company, in the $200 million sale of four contiguous properties in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood to Related Companies, along with unused development rights from a fifth parcel that U-Haul retained.   

National Communications Service Provider – Sale of East Williamsburg Properties

Represented a national communications service provider in the sale of two properties in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Sugar Hill Capital Partners – Zoning Approval

Represented Sugar Hill Capital Partners in successfully securing the reinstatement and continuation of Multiple Dwelling Law waivers from the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals to permit residential apartments within the cellar floors of three Upper West Side buildings located on Central Park West. The continuation of residential use in the cellars was critical to Sugar Hill’s investment in and renovation of the properties.