New York State Town Law

Yes, it’s true- the New York State Legislature has proposed legislation specifically designed to provide Towns, Villages and Cities with the authority to not only regulate, but to ban, all retail establishments which present a standardized branded marketing concept!

During the 2013-2014 Legislative Session, Legislative Bill S01771/A01216 was introduced for consideration by the New York State Legislature seeking to amend

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What local options are available for my community to encourage growth that will meet the changing needs of the people who live there and, at the same time, preserve and protect critical natural resource areas?  In New York, the State’s Town Law and Village Law give municipalities the power to create incentive zoning that will grant developers certain development incentives
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