Gazette: “Neighbor files lawsuit over Dewey Court project in Northampton”

“A three-story apartment building with 15 residential units is proposed for 34 Dewey Court — the end of the dead-end street — but in August, a neighbor filed an appeal in state Land Court in response to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals approving one of several permits the developer needs from the city.

“Currently, the 1.3-acre property includes a heavily wooded space and a single-family home, which the developer plans to keep and turn into a “community space” for apartment residents, city documents say. Benjamin Lewis of Dewey Court Properties LLC is listed as the applicant for permits in documents submitted to the city. Lewis did not respond to an interview request.

“Mark Moggio, who filed the lawsuit, owns two properties on Dewey Court that he rents out, one of which abuts the proposed development’s site. He’s concerned about increased traffic and trees being taken down, and says the project does not fit in with the neighborhood.”

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