Judge dismisses Iona College’s property lawsuit against New Rochelle

August 03, 2017 05:11PM

A Westchester County judge has dismissed the property lawsuit brought by Iona College against New Rochelle. The Catholic college had claimed that the city unjustly blocked its plans for campus expansion. Last fall, the city passed zoning amendment that would require a special permit to merge land parcels just days after Iona College filed an application to merge 11 parcels on Beechmont Drive and Montgomery Place. The judge tossed the case, ruling that Iona had failed to exhaust all possible administrative solutions, such as appealing the city’s rejection of the plan. [WBJ]