Z&S Obtains Rezoning of Village Center in Piermont, Clearing Way for 14-Unit Residential Building

David Steinmetz and Lee Lefkowitz successfully obtained a discretionary rezoning of a large area at the center of the Village of Piermont’s downtown – the first step towards revitalizing a long-vacant and prominent parcel at the main entry-point to the Village. This clears the way for redevelopment of that site with the client’s proposed 14-unit rental building that will meet a demand for more affordable and diverse housing in Piermont. The complex project involved working closely with Village staff, attorneys, and planners to study the site, which included three adjoining lots previously in different zoning districts. After numerous appearances before the Village Planning Board and Board of Trustees, David and Lee succeeded in petitioning the Village to issue a positive report and recommendation, adopt a negative declaration, and ultimately adopt a resolution updating the zoning for its downtown. The rezoning not only brought many other lots into conformity, but also will permit a new housing stock in the downtown by allowing multifamily residences. The project will now move on to the special permit and site plan approval phase.

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