Case Studies

Environmental Impact Review/Permitting

Permitting and Litigation for Private Commercial Developments

Arthur Kill Terminal

Location: Staten Island, NY | Date:Ongoing

SPR represents port developer Atlantic Offshore Terminals, which is proposing to develop Arthur Kill Terminal, the first offshore wind pre-assembly port facility in New York State. This Staten Island project is uniquely positioned to serve the offshore wind industry in New York, New Jersey and along the Mid-Atlantic and will be a hub for...

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...

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...

Wetlands and Stormwater

Whole Foods Supermarket – Gowanus, Brooklyn

Location: Brooklyn, NY | Date:2014

The firm helped complete federal and state tidal wetlands permitting and the State Environmental Quality Review Act natural resources and hazardous material review, and obtained United State Environmental Protection Agency sign-off and State Brownfield Cleanup Program Certificate of Completion for the new Whole Foods site on 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue.

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