Loudon House project gets a second hearing

Future of condo development still unclear, town looking into approval status

— Magguilli said the town is still looking into whether the 2007 approval of the final site plans have expired. The building permit on this project has since expired but Magguilli said the final site approval did not set any limitations for when the project had to be finished. The provision itself, though, says the Town Board must decide whether or not substantial or continuous steps have been taken by the developer to move the project forward.

Even with all of the opposition to the project, Magguilli said to the crowd that the must at least give the developer due process.

“The developer should be able to be heard and describe what steps have been taken,” he said. “It’s up to the board to decide whether or not it has been substantial. Tonight, that is not before us.”

Mahan said a discussion between the developer and the public needs to happen soon. LaCivita tried to propose a meeting at the Public Operations Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, but many residents felt there wasn’t enough time for proper notification in the newspapers. The date for that meeting has yet to be determined.

“We need some answers and we need them as soon as possible,” Mahan said. “The election has nothing to do with this issue. It’s been a long-standing issue for a lot of years.”

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