CT Supreme Court docket to listen to land use lawsuits in opposition to Stamford’s Board of Associates

STAMFORD — This tumble, the Connecticut Supreme Court docket will take up two of Stamford’s land use-similar lawsuits, signaling a new phase in the regional fight more than who builds what and the place in the city.

Board of Reps Legal professional Patricia Sullivan of Cohen & Wolf stated that the situations, a single involving a prospective Daily life Time Health gymnasium and the other about a parcel in the South End, will skip the appellate courts. In its place, Connecticut’s top rated lawful authority opted to listen to arguments through its subsequent session, which starts off Sept. 7 and runs until Sept. 17.

“The issue is tentatively scheduled,” Sullivan told the board. “And I say tentatively, simply because the Supreme Court docket will place matters on its agenda, and then, relying on how a lot of issues are ready, you know you may get heard throughout that session and you may possibly not.”

Sullivan introduced the transfer previous 7 days at the first Exterior Counsel Committee assembly in a 12 months and a fifty percent ahead of the committee retired into executive session, which condition statute explicitly lets for the board to go over “strategies and negotiations about pending statements or pending litigation.”

In the two instances, the Board of Representatives backed resident-led petitions in opposition to builders on the lookout for a variance to construct denser properties than the statutes authorized, anything neighbors claimed would erode the character of their neighborhoods.