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Land Use Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Zigadto, Janet

 

AC38680 - Maluccio v. Zoning Board of Appeals (Zoning appeal; "This appeal is brought by the defendant, the East Lyme Zoning Board of Appeals (board), from a decision of the trial court sustaining an appeal from the board's decision denying a building permit for a parcel of land owned by the plaintiff . . . that was designated as a 'recreation area' on an original subdivision plan. The defendant claims that the trial court improperly found that the designation of the parcel as a 'recreation area' did not preclude the development of that parcel for residential use. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. ")

AC38078 - Stones Trail, LLC v. Weston (Inverse condemnation; "The plaintiff, Stones Trail, LLC, brought this action against the defendant, the town of Weston (town), arising from its attempts to develop certain real property located in Weston, alleging, inter alia, denial of equal protection of the law in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983; denial of procedural due process in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983; inverse condemnation or regulatory taking of land in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983; and inverse condemnation or regulatory taking of land in violation of the fifth amendment to the United States constitution and article first, § 11, of the state constitution. The plaintiff appeals from the trial court's dismissal of its claims on the basis of its determination that the lack of a final decision from the town's Planning and Zoning Commission (commission) rendered them unripe for adjudication. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")