Matters

Fleet Center – Zoning Approved for 14 Stories in Brooklyn

Represented Fleet Center, Inc. in obtaining approval of a zoning map amendment by the New York City Council to modify the decision by the City Planning Commission restoring our client’s proposed building to 14-stories with over 200,000-sq.-ft. for planned community facility and office uses.

Domino Refinery Building – Special Permit Modification

Obtained approval from the City Planning Commission of a minor modification of a special permit in connection with the Domino Sugar Development on the Williamsburg waterfront. The City Planning approval, along with a previously granted Landmarks Preservation Commission approval, will allow for the historic facades of the Domino Refinery building to be preserved within a 14-story 195-foot tall dramatic glass barrel-vault.

Bank Leumi – $79 Million Manhattan Construction Loan

Represented Bank Leumi USA in a $79 million construction loan for development of the properties located at 224 and 238 West 124th Street, New York, which will be developed as an 18-story, “70/30” rental apartment building containing 168 units (51 of which are affordable). This deal involved unusual zoning subdivision issues as well as coordination with HPD and HUD on various deal components.

Rabsky Group – Commercial Floor Area Disposition Approved

Represented the Rabsky Group in obtaining authorization for New York City to sell approximately 100,000 square feet of commercial floor area to our client. The commercial space will be added to the 150,000 square feet of residential space already existing on our client’s property to facilitate the construction of our client’s proposed 25-story, approximately 250,000 square foot mixed-use development at 69 Adams Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Slate Property Group – Zoning Analysis for Forest Hills Development

Represented Slate Property Group by providing a zoning analysis and zoning opinion letter for construction loan financing in connection with the development of a 166-unit, residential development located at In Forest Hills, New York.

69 Adams LLC – Zoning & Land Use Review

Represented 69 Adams LLC in the drafting and review of Restrictive Declarations and zoning lot merger documents opposite NYC’s Economic Development Corporation. Herrick also provided a zoning opinion letter for construction loan financing in the amount of approximately $150 million to allow for the development of a 26-story, approximately 250,000 square foot mixed-use development at 69 Adams Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.

ASPCA – Zoning Resolution Determination

Herrick partnered with the ASPCA on a pro bono basis to enable them, under zoning, to provide overnight animal boarding their veterinary clinics. The Department of Buildings generally does not allow overnight animal boarding in areas not zoned for manufacturing use, and the ASPCA’s property is zoned for residential and commercial use. We drafted a zoning memorandum and a Zoning Resolution Determination (ZRD1) which outlined a legal strategy to allow for overnight animal boarding at clinics they operate in the five boroughs. 

Two Trees – Zoning for Additional Domino Sugar Development – Brooklyn, NY

Herrick partnered with Two Trees to obtain approval from the City Planning Commission for a modification of the Large-Scale General Development Special Permits and Restrictive Declaration for the Domino Sugar Development on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The modified approval will allow for the addition of approximately 1,000 square feet of open space to Domino Square and a modified and design for one of the five buildings within the larger development. The new building will now contain more than 640K square feet of floor area and approximately 560 residential units. When fully built, the entire Domino Sugar Development will include approximately 2.75 million square feet of floor area and 4.8 acres of public open space.

Sale of Astoria Property – Newtown Avenue

Represented D-Ahn Development LLC on the sale of 25-23 Newtown Avenue in Astoria, Queens. The property is a development site that can accommodate future construction of a new residential building, and this transaction included a vehicular access agreement.