A status conference is scheduled in the two cases of Dorothy Day Hospitality House versus Danbury. The hearings are set for May 28th.
A Hartford Judge had asked that the City and Dorothy Day come to an agreement so he wouldn't have to issue a ruling, but the Zoning Board of Appeals voted in September to deny exceptions to zoning rules. After learning their permit expired more than 30 years ago and a renewal was never sought, Dorothy Day applied for variances to driveway width, parking lot size and setbacks.
The more-than century old building on Spring Street does not comply with current zoning regulations. The homeless shelter operator needed the variances in order to apply for a special exception before the Planning Commission.