In May 2012 we reported on Regis College’s effort to shoehorn into the Dover Amendment an eight-building, 766,000 square-foot residential facility for senior citizens. See our prior post here. Having lost in the Land Court, Regis filed a further appeal, and the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) took the case on direct appellate review. In Regis College v. Town of Weston, the SJC remanded the case to the Land Court for additional fact finding.
In a surprise move, Regis has abandoned its plan and the lawsuit is being dismissed. Apparently, the school’s economic fortunes have improved enough during this 10-year saga that it no longer needs to raise extra revenue by developing senior housing.