Posted by: Patricia Salkin | November 24, 2022
NY Courtroom of Appeals Upholds Denial of Territory Variations and Refuses to Entertain Bias Claims Raised on Enchantment for the First Time
The Petitioner’s utility for space variance to construct a single-family dwelling on substandard land within the Metropolis was rejected. The applicant filed an enchantment to the district courtroom which upheld the refusal and the appellate courtroom confirmed it. The courtroom of appeals agreed that the Zoning Appeals Board engaged within the required steadiness take a look at, noting that the Board concluded that the hurt to the surroundings if the variance was awarded outweighs the acquire to the applicant. Moreover, the Board concluded that the requested variance would have an hostile impression on the bodily and environmental circumstances of the encompassing surroundings, that granting of the variance would set a destructive precedent within the surrounding surroundings and that the applicant’s difficulties had been self-inflicted. As a result of the Board utilized a steadiness take a look at of the statute and it was based mostly on substantial proof within the data, the Courtroom discovered it had a rational foundation and upheld the choice.
Though the petitioners argued that the Board was biased in opposition to them and acted out of private hatred, the allegations had been offered for the primary time on enchantment and the Courtroom due to this fact didn’t contemplate them.
Massian Zoning Council Enchantment v Metropolis of Brookhaven, 2022 WL 17171201 (NYAD 2 Dept. 23/11/2022)
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