The Vermont Supreme Court affirmed an Environmental Court decision regarding a zoning permit for the construction of a 36-unit housing development in Woodstock, according to a statement from Housing Vermont President Nancy Owens.
It’s the first decision on two separate Supreme Court cases regarding the development, called Grange Hill, which has been stalled in a legal battle since it was first approved by the Woodstock Town Development Review Board in 2007. Housing Vermont expects a ruling on the other case soon. That case, which deals with water rights, was heard by the Supreme Court in September.
“We are gratified that the decision upholds the thoughtful actions taken by both the Environmental Court and the Woodstock Design Review Board,” Owens said.
Look for more on the story in this week’s Vermont Standard.