Case Studies

Environmental Impact Review/Permitting

Permitting and Litigation for Private Commercial Developments

Arthur Kill Terminal

Location: Staten Island, NY | Date:Ongoing

SPR is environmental counsel to the developer of the proposed Arthur Kill Terminal, the first offshore wind pre-assembly port facility in New York State. SPR assisted in identifying and acquiring the project site and is shepherding the project through the state and federal permitting and approval processes. This Staten Island project is uniquely positioned...

Development And Land Use

Environmental Impact Review/Permitting

Permitting and Litigation for Government-Sponsored Developments

Battery Park City Authority

Location: Lower Manhattan, NY | Date:Ongoing

SPR represents the Authority with respect to the environmental impact review and permitting for various projects that will improve Battery Park City’s resiliency to storm surge, sea level rise and other climate change-related impacts. SPR also successfully defended a legal challenge to the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project.

Brownfields Redevelopment

Bronx Point

Location: Bronx, NY | Date:2021

SPR is representing the development team selected by the City of New York to remediate a long- underused waterfront property, expand and modernize the existing Mill Pond Park, construct new affordable housing and build the Nation’s first brick-and-mortar Hip Hop Museum. SPR advised as to the remediation of the site under the New York...

American Museum of Natural History

Location: New York, New York | Date:2019

SPR is representing the American Museum of Natural History with respect to the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation, a five-story, approximately 190,000-gross-square-foot addition to the Museum.  The Gilder Center will include new exhibition and learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology, modernized classrooms, and other Museum improvements.  The Firm advised the Museum during...

Queens West Development Corporation

Location: Long Island City, NY | Date:2014

SPR represents Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), a subsidiary of New York State’s Empire State Development (ESD), in connection with New York’s largest mixed use public-private development. During the early planning stages of this major initiative to redevelop a 74-acre area of the Long Island City waterfront, the firm provided environmental and land use...

Brownfields Redevelopment

Phelps Dodge Brownfield Project

Location: Maspeth, NY | Date:2014

SPR represents the purchaser of this one-time copper smelter property and listed Class-2 Inactive Hazardous Waste Site who is redeveloping its approximately 39-acres for commercial and light industrial use. Working closely with the prior owner, the developer and the regulators, SPR helped secure the Record of Decision and other regulatory approvals that have cleaned...

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