Zoning Religious Facilities.

Zoning challenges facing religious facilities and the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) were the focus of a presentation by firm attorneys David Snyder and Dan Nottes at a recent international conference of religious leaders held in New York City. The presentation entitled “Your Zoning Rights under Federal Land Use Laws” examined relevant cases and practical applications of RLUIPA, the landmark federal statute that protects religious land uses. The presentation was attended by religious leaders from across the country. Snyder & Snyder has significant experience in religious land use matters, and recently represented a group seeking a special use permit to construct a house of worship in a residential zone. For further information on RLUIPA and the zoning counsel provided by the firm to religious institutions, please contact Leslie J. Snyder at LSnyder@snyderlaw.net.