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.
Paul Bloom of Harras Bloom & Archer, LLP obtains Great Neck Village Approval for the redevelopment of vacant Central Business District properties for Mixed Use.
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.
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 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 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.