Nora Martins concentrates her practice on New York City zoning and land use, particularly applications for discretionary approvals from the City Planning Commission (such as zoning map amendments, City map changes, zoning text amendments, and special permits) and the Board of Standards and Appeals (including variances and special permits) to maximize development potential and entitlements. Nora also coordinates and reviews the related CEQR applications required in connection with these land use applications.
Nora's practice ranges from preliminary zoning due diligence to the preparation and management of discretionary land use applications for all types of properties and projects, from small multi-family buildings to complex large-scale mixed-use waterfront developments. Nora's practice also includes many complex projects requiring significant interagency coordination, including land use applications with City agencies as co-applicants (HPD, Parks, DHS), projects involving City and MTA-owned property, and HUD Section 18 dispositions and PACT transactions with NYCHA. 

Nora also represents clients before various other New York City agencies and entities, appearing before the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Buildings, local community boards, and elected officials.

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