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Arrigoni Enterprises, LLC v. Durham Planning and Zoning Commission, and Durham Zoning Board of Appeals, CT


ContactJ. David Breemer

Status: Petition for writ of certiorari filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on November 10, 2015. The petition was denied on April 25, 2016.
 
Summary:
The Arrigoni family owns a 9-acre parcel of land in Durham, Connecticut, that it has been trying to develop for the past decade.  Although the land is zoned for light industrial use, the Town refused to allow building on the property because it would require rock excavation and crushing, which the zoning does not allow.  However, the Town did approve development on neighboring parcels, even though excavation and crushing were required.  The Town denied the family’s requests to change the zoning to allow for excavation, to obtain a variance from the excavation restriction and to process a special permit for the excavation.  PLF attorneys took over representation of the case in the Second Circuit Court of Appeal where they seek to vindicate the Arrigoni’s constitutional right to use and develop their property.

 

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