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Town Officials to Discuss Settlement of Jelliff Mill Litigation

It's the only agenda item on tonight's special meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Center.

 

Town officials Tuesday night will discuss the possible settlement of litigation brought by property owners whose controversial bid to install affordable housing at Jelliff Mill was turned away last summer.

According to meeting notice posted on New Canaan's municipal website, the Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Sturgess Room at the New Canaan Nature Center to discuss "any possible action regarding settling the Jelliff Mill litigation."

In denying the application to build 16 units on the 1.6-acre site—specifically, at 41 and 47 Jelliff Mill Road (see map)—planning officials had cited the lack of a flood management permit. The property in question abuts the Noroton River. An attorney for the applicants has called the denial "unjustified."

A second suit brought against the town, whose plaintiffs include residents, complains that New Canaan failed to deny the building application for the right reasons.

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