The erred when it postponed a vote on 's proposed plan to build a at Pacific and Towne streets last month, the City's legal department has reportedly ruled.
According to a report in the Stamford Advocate, the Zoning Board postponed its vote on the apartment building last month as a means to put pressure on Building & Land Technology to submit plans for the construction of a new boatyard where one had been previously on the 14-acre peninsula near Dyke Lane and Bateman Way.
However attorneys for BLT — developer of the City's ambitious Harbor Point urban redevelopment project — reportedly informed the city's land use bureau chief that it is illegal for the board to postpone a decision on one development due to an applicant's outstanding violations on another, un-related property.
Although the Zoning Board must take a final vote on the apartment complex within the legal timeframe, it can stipulate that it will take no further actions on BLT's applications until the developer submits a plan for the boatyard, according to the Stamford Advocate report.
Stamford boaters suffered a major blow when BLT acquired the and removed it in order to complete environmental remediation in connection with the ambitious redevelopment project. The developer has promised to build a new boatyard at the site once environmental work is completed.
BLT reportedly plans to unveil plans for the new boatyard on June 30.