On September 26, 2011, when the Common Council was about to adopt the City's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, William Sharp, the principal attorney for the NYS Department of State, explained the significance of the Core Riverfront District (C-R), shown in kelly green on the map below.
Sharp stated: "There is a list of actions which will trigger the need for a conditional use permit. . . . It would be at the point where something happens on the property, where the paving of the road--or the road needs to be regraded; if that's regraded, they're going to have to get conditional use permit for the entire property." The proceedings of the meeting were recorded and can be heard here. The first sentence quoted above is at 1:05:30; the second is at 1:08:26.
If the LWRP zoning, which was adopted by the City and is in force, despite the fact that Hudson's is not a "fully approved" LWRP, requires that regrading the causeway triggers the need for a conditional use permit for the entire property, why did this happen without a conditional use permit granted by the Planning Board?
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