Developers' plans to tear down the Fell House hit a roadblock last night when the Allendale Planning Board voted 6-0 to deny the application until legal problems involving Allison Village -- the adjacent townhouse development -- can be resolved.
Turnout was great: The developer likened it to the premiere of the latest James Bond movie, and the parking lot was so packed that a fire marshall had to have some of the citizens move their cars.
The standing-room-only crowd was a great grassroots effort. John Fell would have been proud.
To everyone who showed up last night or at previous planning board meetings, we salute you!
To our lawyer, George Cotz, and the Columbia University Law Clinic, who gave him an assist, we can't thank you enough.