Johnson v. Board of Zoning Appeals

In Johnson v. Board of Zoning Appeals, 35 Conn. App. 820, 646 A.2d 953 (1994), the Court sought to determine whether the effect of the town selectmen's approval of a subdivision plan--in 1918--was equivalent to an approval from a town planning commission for the purposes of the statute's applicability. Id. at 821-24. We held that it was not equivalent. Id. at 826. "If, however, the selectmen exercised the powers of a planning commission when they adopted the map depicting the lot, then the lot is shielded from the subsequent change in lot size requirement." Id. at 824.