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Prevailed in Zoning Appeal for 214 Townhouses Under Section 8-30g

Hillcrest Orchards, LLC

Represented a home builder on zoning and wetlands applications to build 214 townhouses on a 32-acre former apple orchard in Southington, Connecticut, with 30 percent of the units designated affordable under General Statutes § 8-30g. The team succeeded in gaining approval of a wetlands permit, but the Planning and Zoning Commission denied the zoning application and approved a resubdivision that was proposed by an abutting property owner to cut off road access into the client's site. The firm appealed both decisions and prevailed in the two appeals. The Superior Court invalidated the abutter's resubdivision and ordered the Commission to adopt the proposed affordable housing zone, rezone the property and approve the modified site plan application. Hillcrest Orchards, LLC v. Southington Planning and Zoning Commission, Docket No. 08-4016248-S (March 6, 2009).


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