Chestnut Ridge has proposed making extraordinary changes to its zoning laws with regard to
houses of worship (the “Proposed Zoning Changes”). These changes were described
originally in early 2018. Those proposed changes were then modestly modified and a new
set of Proposed Zoning Changes was released on August 29, 2018. Additional modest
revisions were added at the end of December. Throughout the entire process, the Mayor
and Village Board have cited RLUIPA as a primary reason for making these changes.
Repeatedly, the Mayor has claimed that RLUIPA in fact mandates the proposed changes.
CUPON, on advice of its attorneys, states that is simply false.
Read more here….CRRLUIPA letter