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Paul J. Proulx

Paul J. Proulx



Illustrative Matters

Development Rights Transactions

Client

Description

176 Broadway Owner’s Corporation

Negotiated sale of development rights, extension of chimney, and roof protection

Blue Note Jazz Club

Drafted and negotiated Declaration and ZLDA to facilitate expansion of the building that hosts the iconic jazz club

AvalonBay Communities

Drafted Declaration and ZLDA with joint venture partners, Muss Development, to facilitate Avalon Brooklyn Bay development

Cubiculo Condominium

Drafted termination documents to sever the relationship between a midtown condominium and its neighbor

Ekstein Development Group / The Pinnacle Group

Drafted and negotiated PSA, Declaration, and ZLDA for transfer to facilitate development of 40-story tower, 30E31

Macklowe Properties

Drafted ZLDA to transfer development rights from established “fee-above-the-plane” to development site to facilitate development of 35-story tower, 200E59

Tamarkin Co.

Drafted and negotiated PSA, including transfer instruments, for High Line Transfer Corridor Development Rights, to facilitate development of 550 West 29th Street

Extell Development Co.

Drafted Hudson Yards District Improvement Fund Bonus Restrictive Declaration and application for CPC Certification to increase the basic maximum FAR of 555 Tenth Avenue by 244,304 SF

Urban SERS

Drafted and negotiated PSA, Declaration, and ZLDA to facilitate self-storage development in Jamaica, Queens

Washington Square Group

Drafted and negotiated assignment of High Line Transfer Corridor Development Rights for a record, $800 PSF

Slate Property Group

Drafted HPD applications and closed on inclusionary housing permit notices to facilitate two separate developments in downtown Brooklyn

E.G.A. Associates

Drafted and negotiated PSA, Declaration, and ZLDA between long-term property owner and developer of proposed Sutton Place skyscraper

304-324 Owners Corp

Drafted and negotiated PSA, Declaration, and ZLDA to facilitate transfer from co-op to not-for profit student dormitory on East 41st Street in Manhattan

Family Office

Drafted and negotiated Declaration, and ZLDAs to transfer and preserve development rights on a “fee-above-the-plane”

Snap Developers

Drafted ZLDA and Declaration transferring development rights from Brooklyn condominium buildings to development site, all under single ownership

Entitlements

Client
Description
Two Trees / 60 Water
Street
Drafted Large Scale General Development (LSGD) Special Permit applications to facilitate development of DUMBO warehouse site with multi-family housing development with public school in base
Lincoln Equities / Hallets Point Developments
Prosecuted Uniform Land Use Review Procedure ("ULURP") Applications for 2.5 million square foot mixed use development, including street de-mappings, zoning map amendments, and LSGD special permits allowing development rights and lot coverage obligations to be transferred across streets, from one portion of the development site to another
 
Lexington Gardens Owners, LLC, a joint venture of Tahl Propp Equities and L&M Development Partners / Lexington Gardens Development

Land use counsel to joint venture developing East Harlem sit composed of private land improved with project based Section 8 building and City-owned parking lot. Drafted and coordinated ULURP filings with joint-applicant and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD"), to facilitate development of 400 units of affordable housing. Drafted and negotiated related GLSD Restrictive Declaration

NoHo Commercial Conversi
Coordinated approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission and a ZR 74-711 Special Permit from the City Planning Commission to facilitate commercial redevelopment at 31 Bond Street
Brooklyn Hotel Development
Land use and tax incentive counsel for restoration and redevelopment of a landmarked building in Brooklyn. Prepared ICAP tax abatement application for proposed hotel
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development
Responded to an RFP of a six-acre, mixed-use "Admiral's Row" development site at the 300 acre Brooklyn Navy Yard industrial park. Drafted zoning map, zoning text amendment, parking waivers, and LSGD special permit applications to facilitate mixed use redevelopment project
Triange Equities / Lighthouse Pointe
Drafted the development of a mixed-use hotel and residential complex with state and local historic preservation components on the Staten Island waterfront
Co-op Board / Murray Hill Mews
Drafted rehabilitation plans for design changes to a public plaza subject to jurisdiction of the BSA
117 Seventh Avenue South
Prosecuted BSA Variance application to double size of Greenwich Village landmark site with new residential units
TD Bank Brooklyn
Prosecuted BSA Variance application to allow commercial use in residential district
Kahen Properties
Provided counsel to developer and architect and filed applications with HPD for inclulsionary housing benefits and a 421-a tax abatement to facilitate a 12-story, 135-unit rental housing building in Manhattan's East Village
 
 

Education

  • B.A. University of Detroit Mercy (magna cum laude)
  • M.S. Pratt Institute (City and Regional Planning)
  • J.D. Brooklyn Law School

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