Three Lisbon families might challenge the construction of 200,000-square-foot Meijer because their lawyer says it violates a border agreement between the Village of Sussex and the Town of Lisbon, reported the Sussex Sun.
Town of Lisbon officials told the Sussex Sun that they were staying out of the controversy because it would be a waste of time. The Lisbon Town attorney told officials that they could delay the construction but at the end of the day it was going to get approved.
Joseph Cincotta, attorney for the Lisbon families, said that he and his clients have not looked at options for a possible court fight.
Meijer , 24-hour, mixed grocery store and retail center on the site. The plans also include construction of a gas station. Sussex amended its land use plan to accommodate the development.
According to Cincotta, Lisbon had not prepared a land use plan for the land where the Meijer site is proposed. He also said the plan should have been reviewed by a joint committee of town and village officials, reported the Sussex Sun. Additionally, he said the intent of the agreement was to keep big box stores out of the border lines.
The Sussex Planning Commission will vote on the plan in February.