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New York City developer won't have to remove floors from residential building in Manhattan, court rules

March 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: The nearly completed 668-foot condo tower, 200 Amsterdam Avenue rises on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on February 16, 2020 in New York City. A New York State Supreme Court judge last week ordered the developers to remove as many as 20 or more floors from the top of the building. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

A New York appeals court reversed a ruling that ordered a Manhattan high-rise construction project to dismantle multiple floors.

(CNN)A New York appeals court reversed a ruling that ordered a Manhattan high-rise construction project to dismantle multiple floors.

A February 2020 New York Supreme Court judge's ruling found that the permit for the luxury residential tower should not have been issued.

The 52-story development, 200 Amsterdam, was cobbled together from multiple whole and partial lots spanning a city block on New York City's Upper West Side.

The grouping allowed the developers to stack more floors than usual into one building, according to the rulings and the Zoning Resolution.

The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court ruled that the city's Board of Standards and Appeals had "rationally interpreted" New York City's Zoning Resolution.

The Zoning Resolution is a complex document that is more than 2,780 pages long and dates back to 1916, and which governs land use and development in New York.

"While the Department of Buildings has changed its policy on zoning-lot formation going forward, the Court correctly recognized that the change was not retroactive and upheld the City's grant of a permit for this project consistent with previously issued guidance. "

"This ruling ensures that New Yorkers can rely on legally sound permits without fear of new interpretations being enforced retroactively, which is especially important for the City's economy at this critical time," the developer, SJP Properties, said in a press release.

The Municipal Art Society of New York, one of the plaintiffs, told CNN that it was "weighing our options for next steps. "

In a release issued by MAS and its co-plaintiff, the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development, the organizations said they were "extremely disappointed in this decision. "

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