United Mashadi Jewish Community of America (UMJCA)
UMJCA received its last major approval from the Village of Great Neck Architectural Review Board in connection with a 75,000 square-foot Jewish community center.
Great Neck Board Approves Plans for Mixed-Use Development on Middle Neck Road
Paul Bloom of Harras Bloom & Archer, LLP obtains Great Neck Village Approval for the redevelopment of vacant Central Business District properties for Mixed Use.
Appellate Division Reverses Supreme Court and Adopts Referee Report of HBA
By decision dated September 19, 2006, the Appellate Division Second Department reversed a decision of the Supreme Court and determined that HBA partner John A, Harras, acting as referee, had correctly concluded that a 1922 facially ambiguous deed had transferred a numbered unimproved lot in the configuration shown on an amended subdivision map, and rejected defendants claim that deed related to a larger lot bearing the same lot number as shown on an earlier filed map.
HBA Obtains Zone Change for Autozone in Town of Islip
On February 8, 2007, HBA obtained a change of zone grant from the Islip Town Board in connection with the proposed conversion of an industrially zoned property to retail use.
HBA Obtains Site Plan Approval
HBA instituted federal claims against a municipality for violations of the Fair Housing Act and American with Disabilities Act in connection with the municipality’s delay in approving a site plan for an as-of-right 408-unit senior congregate housing community proposed by HBA’s client.
HBA Defeats Effort Under Religious Corporation Law
HBA successfully defeated a legal challenge asserted under the Religious Corporation Law by a member of a synagogue who sought to invalidate as unreasonable a real estate purchase contract between HBA’s client, as buyer, and a synagogue.