Burlington CityPlace faces another delay in new lawsuit
There could be another delay for the downtown Burlington CityPlace project after a judge allowed a lawsuit by opponents to move forward.
The lawsuit claims developers violated terms of a settlement agreement after the developers made zoning changes without telling the other party and broke a promise to make a charitable donation.
The project's opponents say they are not challenging the zoning permit, but are trying to enforce their agreement.
"This lawsuit may have some financial impact down the stream," said Mayor Miro Weinberger, D-Burlington. "It's not what is holding up the project. It is periphery to the challenges the project has had."
CityPlace project leaders have two weeks to respond.
It's unclear when work on the downtown project will start again.
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