Community Benefits Agreements and New York Communities
Albany Law School Research Paper No. 5 for 2018-2019
19 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2017 Last revised: 26 Jun 2018
Date Written: July/ August 2017
This article is an update on community benefits agreements (CBAs). It provides practical advice for zoning lawyers in New York regarding the current use of CBAs in New York as well as efforts to require developers to enter into agreements with host communities for certain activities like landfills and wind farm creation. CBAs were first covered in the New York Zoning Law and Practice Report in the context of the Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn in November/December 2008. Briefly, CBAs are contracts between a coalition of community groups and a developer where the developer provides a slate of economic benefits in exchange for the coalition not opposing the development project.
Keywords: community benefits agreements
JEL Classification: K11, R52
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