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Letter to Old Lyme Zoning Commission, River Oak Commons II

Old Lyme Zoning Commission

Town Hall

52 Lyme Street

Old Lyme, CT 06371

June 11, 2018

RE: Affordable Housing Application

Old Lyme Hope Housing, LLC, Applicant

River Oak Commons II

Dear Commission Members:

This Application has been made by Old Lyme Hope Housing, LLC whose Sole Member is Neck Road, LLC of which we the undersigned are the Members. For this reason, we will use the names HOPE and Women’s Institute for convenience.

We hereby request an extension of time for the completion of the Public Hearing through end of day Friday, July 20, 2018 to provide the Commission the opportunity to select that date, or an earlier date as appropriate, for continuation of the Public Hearing. We will make no presentation at your meeting tonight.

The Applicant is aware through our counsel and yours that CGS Section 8-3(g)(1) provides that whenever the approval of a site plan is the only requirement to be met or remaining to be met under the Zoning Regulations, there is an automatic approval. The Applicants hereby acknowledge that its Application does not seek site plan approval under the Zoning Regulations, but rather only under the provisions of CGS Section 8-30g. Since a Public Hearing has been commenced for this Application, the Applicant further acknowledges that the provisions of CGS Section 8-7d(b) apply. Specifically, the Public Hearing shall be completed within 35 days after

such Hearing commences and that the Applicant may consent to one or more extensions of the Public Hearing completion deadline for a period of no longer than 65 days.

Thank you for your consideration of this request and we hereby consent to the July 20, 2018 completion date or such earlier date that week the Commission may select.

Lauren Ashe, Hope Partnership, Executive Director, HOPE Partnership

Kristin Anderson, Development Manager, Women’s institute for Housing and Economic Development

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