Ira Wickes/Arborist

Wesley Hills, New York

Re-approval of an existing arborist service site. The site had been in use since 1972, but lost its approvals when the ZBA held that the use did not conform to the prior approvals. We were then brought into the matter by the client. Working with the Village Attorney, Mayor and Board of Trustees, we were able to keep this family-owned business alive. We obtained an amendment to the local Zoning Code to expressly permit arborist, landscaping and wholesale nursery services, and to obtain special permit and site plan approvals from the local Planning Board. Environmental approvals included an extensive EAF Part 3, with studies for noise, carbon monoxide emissions, particulates, water quality, and traffic.

Final Approval Granted May 26, 2010.