The Westchester Day School and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) of the Village of Mamaroneck were involved with several lawsuits stemming from a rescinded “negative” State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) determination by the ZBA after local public outcry of the school’s expansion. This article explores the relationship between Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and land use regulations, and comes to the conclusions that Congress enacted the RLUIPA to ensure religious organization landowners are not singled out to bear the burdens of the general public.
John R. Nolon & Jessica A. Bacher, Religion and Land Use: Westchester Day School v. Village of Mamaroneck, N.Y. L.J., Apr. 21, 2004, at 5, available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/691/.