A Hillspoint Road restaurant's bid to gain town approval for outdoor dining faces multiple challenges after neighbors, as well as Planning and Zoning Commission members, panned the proposal Thursday night.
Positano's Ristorante wants permission for seating on a patio adjacent to the restaurant, which overlooks Long Island Sound. But the patio's location and history complicate that proposal. The patio was constructed in 2000 without town approval and built partially on town property by a previous restaurant at the site. Because of the patio's encroachment on town land, the P&Z would need to approve the lease of town property to the Italian restaurant to allow use of the terrace.