Lawsuit Over Zoning Dismissed, But the Damage is Done

The Town of Kingston, Massachusetts won a lawsuit this week, filed over whether land around the town's commuter rail station was properly rezoned -- but lost the promised developer and a state grant for smart growth in the process.
September 24, 2010, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The developer had planned 730 units of housing and 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, but bailed when the legal process got too long and costly. The state grant of $600,000 is still in question.

Reporter Jon Chesto writes that instead, "property owner Mary O'Donnell is moving forward with plans to build four wind turbines on the 109-acre site off Marion Drive."

The State Supreme Court, in their decision, said that the town had made some errors but they weren't egregious enough to negate the zoning amendment.

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Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in The Patriot Ledger
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