Developer tries East Haven senior housing project again after court settlement

A local developer has resubmitted plans to build an elderly housing complex on Sperry Lane and Foxon Road after appealing the town’s previous decisions to deny the project. The Planning and Zoning Commission has received another application from The Bluffs LLC proposing to build four residential buildings with 380 one- and two-bedroom units at the site of the former Girl Scout campsite. Conditions of the current proposal were stipulated as part of a Superior Court settlement between the town and the developer following an appeal of the PZC’s decision to deny previous applications for the project. Town Attorney Michael Luzzi said in a statement that settling litigation with the developer was in the town’s best interest. In lieu of fighting the case in court, the two sides settled on terms that allowed the developer to proceed with a modified version of the project. To enable development of the property, the parties agreed to approve a change in the zoning designation for 31 and 100 Sperry Lane and 161 Foxon Road. They also agreed to approve text amendments for zoning regulations pertaining to the Planned Elderly Facilities District.

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