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Developer Abandons Plan For Subdivision Near Glastonbury Country Club

Peter Marteka
Contact ReporterNature's Path & Way To Go

A developer has ended a plan for a six-lot subdivision near the Glastonbury Country Club golf course.

Developer Angelo J. Sullo sent a letter to the town Aug. 25 asking the town plan and zoning commission to abandon its special permit approval of June 7. Sullo was hoping to extend the end of Country Lane located to the south of the golf course and build six homes. But neighbors appealed the commission's unanimous approval and Sullo wanted no part of a lawsuit, commission Chairwoman Sharon H. Purtill told members Tuesday night.

"There was going to be litigation on this and he just thought it wouldn't be worth it," Purtill said. Commission members voted unanimously to accept Sullo's decision.

In his letter addressed to Purtill and commission members, Sullo withdrew and abandoned his subdivision known as "Golf Ridge."

"I request that the town plan and zoning commission accept the withdrawal of my application and forfeiture of my approval at its next scheduled meeting," he wrote.

During the public hearing in June, neighbor Kris Fleming said she was concerned with the property value of her home, at the end of Country Lane. She said she purchased the home believing that the property beyond the cul-de-sac would never be developed.

The commission disagreed with Fleming, with Purtill noting at the time there is always the chance that undeveloped property could become a subdivision in the future.

The commission also voted unanimously to allow local developer Allan Schwartz to spruce up the portico and banister of a historic bank building at 2510 Main St. The building is the home of First Niagara Bank. Rotten wood in the portico will be replaced and repainted.

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