Neighbors file formal complaints against Grace Farms before Tuesday public hearing
Published 2:54 pm, Tuesday, December 20, 2016
NEW CANAAN — The future of Grace Farms will be up for debate again this Tuesday, Dec. 20 under the shadow of new complaints filed by neighbors of the site.
An attorney working on behalf of aggrieved neighbors issued a series of documents to the Planning and Zoning Commission Dec. 16, spelling out how they believe Grace Farms mislead the commission in 2012 when seeking and receiving a special permit.
“Despite artful wording and a carefully crafted message, the current application seeks to obtain special permit approval for uses that have been ongoing for more than a year without a valid approval,” the Dec. 16 filing sent by attorney Amy Souchuns, of Milford-based Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg and Knuff, states.
The submission came just days before Planning and Zoning Commission will continue Grace Farms’ public hearing on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. to review an application from the organization to amend its special permit to allow for Grace Farms to operate as a club in addition to the previously approved “Religious Institution” uses.
Testimony from the neighbors and their attorney is expected at the meeting.