“The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider an appeal involving a Hasidic Jewish congregation’s 13-year-old plan to build a rabbinical college with apartments for students and their families amid 130 acres straddling routes 202 and 306. [Read more…]
“A federal appeals court Friday upheld a judge’s ruling that village officials adopted discriminatory zoning to block an Orthodox Jewish congregation from building a dormitory college for rabbinical students and their families.
As a result, Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov Inc. plans to file site plans and seek variances now that it has clear sailing for a college amid 130 acres straddling Routes 202 and 306, the congregation’s attorney, Joseph Churgin of Nanuet, said Friday. [Read more…]
“The Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov is seeking $5.2 million in reimbursement for its legal fees, based on a federal judge’s ruling that the village’s zoning discriminated against it.
The village, which has a 2018 budget of $2.8 million, already has spent more than $5 million since 2007 trying to prevent the congregation from building a dormitory-style school in a wooded area along the Route 202-306 corridor. [Read more…]
“A rabbinical college is preparing to apply for approval for the first phase of its dormitory school in Pomona following a judgment and injunction handed down this week in the nearly decade-old legal tussle.
The judgment forces the village of 3,200 to accept and process the Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov’s site plan application to house 250 students and their families along Routes 202 and 306, according to Paul Savad of Nanuet, one of Tartikov’s attorneys. [Read more…]
“A federal judge released his findings Thursday that parts of Pomona’s zoning code are discriminatory and would limit the rights of Congregation Rabbinical College of Tartikov to build a dormitory school along Routes 202 and 306.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas’s 112-page decision opens the door for Tartikov to apply for a special permit and submit site plans that are not subject to specific zoning code provisions. Those include regulations on dormitories, schools and wetlands. [Read more…]