Opponents of the Bunn Hill housing project are taking the case to court


People trying to prevent a Georgian company from building a 161-unit housing project in Vestal are taking legal action.

The Responsible Vestal Zoning group has filed an Article 78 process to prevent Landmark Properties from proceeding with what they call “Retreat at Bunn Hill”.

The Vestal City Council approved the project almost three months ago. It is to be built on 43 acres off Bunn Hill and Jensen Streets, not far south of Binghamton University campus.

Victor Lamoureux, who organized the citizens’ group, said the town planning committee did not approve the site plan for the development at its last meeting. He said the board’s failure to sign the project was “very unexpected”.

A site map from Landmark Properties for the proposed Vestal Project.

Lamoureux said board members raised concerns about tall retaining walls and the fact that no sidewalks are planned for Bunn Hill Road.

A hearing on the case is scheduled for September 17 in the Cortland County Supreme Court.

Landmark Properties was unavailable for comment on the legal challenge.

The Vestal Overseer, John Schaffer, did not respond to calls to discuss the latest developments regarding the housing project.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

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