Anthony Guardino, practicing partner in Land Use, Municipal and Environmental law was quoted in this article from Long Island Business News.
“Our land use process needs significant improvement across Long Island,” said Anthony Guardino, a partner at Farrell Fritz, based in Uniondale. “That’s frustrating a lot of developers and we’re losing a lot of opportunities.”
Guardino said developers from out-side the region often are daunted by an expensive, uncertain process full of layers of approval.
“Some people will build other places, ”Guardino added. “People who come from other parts of the country put their toe in and say, “I’m out of here.”
He said even though the same state laws apply, communities apply them differently, leading to different rules of the game in every community.
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Reprinted with permission from Long Island Business News, Vol 64 | No. 30 | July 28-August 3, 2017.