NYC Shelter Violates No Zoning Laws, Appeals Court Finds

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A New York appeals court on Tuesday tossed a Chelsea business group's challenge to the city's decision to allow a 12-story building to be converted into a homeless shelter, finding that no land use review process was necessary.

The court affirmed the dismissal of the suit by the Chelsea Flatiron Coalition, which had argued that the 100,000-square-foot building was improperly classified as a transient hotel, allowing the Bowery Residents' Committee to operate it in a manufacturing zoning district.

The group sought a land use review, arguing that...
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