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Land Use Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Roy, Christopher


SC20374 - Farmington-Girard, LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission ("The primary issues that are before us in this appeal are (1) whether a zoning administrator has the authority to take conclusive action on an application for a special permit, and (2) whether an applicant whose special permit application is rejected as void by a zoning administrator on the ground that it was incomplete must exhaust its administrative remedies by appealing that action to a zoning board of appeals....

We conclude that the Appellate Court incorrectly determined that the city's zoning administrator had the authority to void the plaintiff's application for a special permit. We further conclude that the plaintiff could not have appealed to the board from the action of the zoning administrator because it was not a legal decision for purposes of General Statutes ยง 8-6, which governs such appeals. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the Appellate Court.")