Monday, October 28, 2019

CT Food Bank Wins Court Fight for a Modular Community Center

After a lengthy legal battle, Neighbor to Neighbor can finally proceed with its plan to build a new home for its food bank.

Neighbor to Neighbor’s effort to build the new $3.5 million facility at 248 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT was the target of neighbors with a NIMBY protest and a legal battle ensued. Approximately 650 families will be served at the new Steven and Alexandra Cohen Center.

Space for an expanded facility has already been secured on the property. A lawsuit filed by neighbors delayed the work for more than two years, but this week Neighbor to Neighbor announced that all systems were go after the suit was dismissed.

Nearby residents had challenged the decision by the Greenwich Planning and Zoning Commission to approve the construction, but they lost both in state Superior Court and on appeal to the Appellate Court.

Ignorance of construction methods different from On-site can and do bring out the NIMBY followers but today they are losing a lot more court battles than they win.

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