Thursday, October 01, 2015
Another 21 certificates of occupancy were issued Wednesday for units in a controversial high-density housing development in Bloomingburg.
The newest certificates bring the total number of Chestnut Ridge homes ready for residents to 45.
The first 24 certificates were approved seven weeks ago, but the Town of Mamakating took the Village of Bloomingburg to court in an effort to prevent residents from moving in. The town argued that the development violates several areas of the state fire code. The case was dismissed in Sullivan County Court after two days of hearings.
Lawsuits and controversy have surrounded the development since it was revealed that the homes were designed to attract Hasidic Jewish families and there will be a total of 396 units.
Residents are in the process of closing on most of the units, according to developer Shalom Lamm, and families should begin moving in this fall.
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