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Judge’s restraining order halts Mount Manresa redevelopment

Environmental review slated for Savo Brothers' Staten Island project
April 11, 2014 08:00AM

The Savo Brothers development firm has been hit with a temporary restraining order from a Manhattan Supreme Court justice, halting work at Jesuit retreat Mount Manresa on Staten Island.

Justice Peter Moulton’s ruling will allow the court to hear arguments from the Committee to Save Mount Manresa, local leaders and other opponents. Also, an environmental review – expected to cover the sewer problems and suspected air pollution — needs to occur before the project begins. The developers plan to construct condominium town homes holding 250 residential units on the 15.4-acre site.

“This gives the Department of Buildings a chance to look at all the environmental issues,” Daniel Marotta, legal counsel to the Committee to Save Mount Manresa, told the Staten Island Advance. [Staten Island Advance]Mark Maurer