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Hampshire Sues Village of Mamaroneck and Planning Board

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A $58 million lawsuit is moving forward following a filing in New York Supreme Court of a takings claim of Hampshire’s property.

(editor: Takings claims are claims by property owners against government entities for depriving an owner of property without compensation.)

Hampshire served the Village with a notice of claim in June in advance of seeking damages— for the Village’s alleged denial of any residential development at Hampshire Country Club in the Orienta section of the Village. Hampshire claims that the Village Planning Board’s conclusion that absolutely no residential development can occur on its property constituted a regulatory taking.

“The Village of Mamaroneck has declared that no residential development may occur on Hampshire’s property, despite the fact that it is zoned for residential use.” said David Cooper, a partner at Zarin & Steinmetz, the law firm representing Hampshire. “The Village’s declaration reduces the value of the property by tens of millions of dollars. Under the New York State Constitution, the Village is obligated to provide just compensation to the property owner.”

The Village Planning Board denied Hampshire’s requested approvals for The Residences last May.  The Board rejected an application to build the proposed 105-home planned residential development on the Hampshire golf course property.

 

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DAVID SALKO
DAVID SALKO
1 month ago

I don’t understand the article. If Hampshire served the Village with a notice of claim in June 2020, what has happened now to warrant an article saying a lawsuit is moving forward?

John Hofstetter
John Hofstetter
1 month ago

They haven’t been denied a legal development. They have been denied what they have said they want to do which wasn’t zoning compliant. David Cooper of Zarin and Steinmetz is a smart guy and knows his client has a loser of a case. He is peddling for his client in the media because he know what he said in the article would be proved false in court.

Frank R
Frank R
1 month ago

John Hofstetter, it is people like you that get the village in trouble all the time. Why would a prominent lawyer falsify a complaint? did you even read the complaint? they are not asking for a zoning change! I am concerned us taxpayers are the on the hook for $58 million!

Frank R
Frank R
1 month ago

can someone tell me why a project, that isn’t requiring a rezone, would be denied in the first place? looks like our village is about to lose $58 million dollars!!