TakeRoot’s Equitable Neighborhoods team takes on matters where organizing groups are enforcing zoning and environmental laws.
Examples of past campaigns supported by litigation:
- Chhaya CDC, Minkwon Center for Community Action and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce v. NYC Department of City Planning, NYC City Planning Commission & NYC City Council – Challenging Unlawful Lack of Environmental Review of Massive Flushing Waterfront Rezoning
- TUFF-LES, GOLES, CAAAV, LEOTA & LaGuardia Tenants v. NYC City Planning Commission, L+M Development, Starrett Corporation & JDS – Enforcing the Two Bridges Large Scale Residential Development (LSRD) Area Site Plan
- Queens Neighborhoods United v. Department of Buildings, Board of Standards and Appeals & Target – Protecting a Local Retail Zoning District from an Underground Shopping Mall of Unlimited Size
- Coalition for Wetlands and Forests v. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation & BJ’s – Ensuring Permits for Construction of a Strip Mall on Wetland are Only Issued if Legally Mandated Environmental Review is Completed by the Agency