Public-Private Partnerships and Municipal Law

Public-Private Partnership projects frequently involve the economic revitalization of underutilized or blighted areas, such as waterfront sites and former contaminated industrial properties. These projects typically present issues related to land acquisition and disposition, eminent domain, Brownfield redevelopment, urban renewal, zoning, planning and land use, General Municipal Law, Open Meetings Law, waterfront redevelopment, and compliance with SEQRA, NEPA and other environmental laws and regulations.

We are actively engaged in all aspects of a Public-Private Partnership, including negotiating and drafting various agreements, such as Exclusivity Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Development Agreements, and Land Disposition Agreements.  Such agreements govern the implementation of these types of redevelopment projects. Some of the key provisions in such agreements include purchase price structures, public benefits/infrastructure/amenity packages, property acquisition procedures and funding (including eminent domain for privately owned parcels), PILOTs, TIFs, timing of necessary regulatory approvals, affordable/workforce housing requirements, community benefit programs (such as local job training and vendor programs), construction scheduling/phasing, and environmental/remediation obligations.

A small sample of Public-Private Partnerships that we have been involved with includes:

  • City of Glen Cove – Waterfront Redevelopment Project
  • City of New Rochelle – Waterfront Redevelopment Project
  • City of Mount Vernon – Atlantic Development Project
  • Benjamin Companies – The Knolls Of Dover
  • City of Newburgh – Waterfront Redevelopment Project
  • City of Mount Vernon – Sandford Boulevard Project
  • Hudson Heritage Development, LLC – Hudson Heritage Park Project
  • Village of Ossining – Village Waterfront Redevelopment
  • Village of Port Chester – Marina Redevelopment Project