Jennifer Dickson is a principal planner with the Real Estate, Land Use, and Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s New York office.
Areas of Expertise
Jennifer works with developers, property owners, and educational and religious institutions on all aspects of zoning, housing, and land use regulations. She has extensive experience with New York City land use regulations and procedures, and has led numerous complex rezoning, special permit and other discretionary approval applications. She also helps clients navigate inclusionary housing regulations, waterfront development requirements, landmarks issues, and development rights transfers. Jennifer regularly appears before the New York City Planning Commission, the New York City Council, the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, and local Community Boards.
Jennifer is a leading authority on the Affordable New York housing program and its predecessor program 421-a. She has helped numerous developers, investors and lenders navigate the 421-a program, and assists clients with Affordable New York eligibility analysis, applications and compliance issues. She frequently lectures on the legislative and administrative aspects of both programs.
Prior to working in the private sector, Jennifer worked for the New York City Department of City Planning in the Transportation Division.
- New York Law Journal, 12.30.2020
Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts
- "NY Court of Appeals Decides Who Gets Access to Required 'Open Space'," December 22, 2020
- "City Planning Announces Citywide Hotel Special Permit Text," December 21, 2020
"NYC Council Announces Land Use Overhaul," December 17, 2020
"NYC Council Announces Land Use Overhaul," July 15, 2020
- Webinar, 04.14.2021
- Webinar, 02.25.2021
M.S. Urban Planning, Columbia University, 2004
B.A., New York University, 2002