Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate, 138 to 2 in the House in the January to June 2009 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly
This bill gives developers an extra year to complete projects that are currently underway. It extends statutory deadlines approved by planning & zoning and inland wetland agencies between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2009 for certain developments.
Though this bill was referred to as a smart growth bill, the reality is the beneficiaries of the extension are likely to be small, residential subdivision developers. The extensions do not apply to large residential projects with 400 or more units, and they don’t apply to business site plans of at least 400,000 square feet.