The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, in the midst of a legal battle with a developer and the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal over a possible housing development at 161 S. Huntington Ave, might get its day in court soon.
At the council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Jeffrey P. Weisner, JPNC member and legal counsel, said he expects a hearing in court sometime in the next few months.
"That's just the first step," said JPNC chair Benjamin Day.
JPNC has opposed the development from the start, arguing that the plans call for a structure that uses all possible buildable space for the lot.
Boston Residential Group, , has filed a motion to dismiss the council’s lawsuit which attempts to block the development, Weisner explained before the council went into executive session to discuss legal strategy in the case.
"[They’re] claiming essentially the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council doesn’t have standing to bring such a case,” Weisner said.
JPNC has responded to the developer, who then filed papers with Suffolk County Superior Court, which will ultimately decide the matter, he added.
In November, JPNC expressed its displeasure with the zoning process, which was followed by the lawsuit in December.