MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) Connecticut's Historic Preservation Office says a planned affordable housing complex in Montville would be built on land that has both historical and spiritual significance to the Mohegan Tribe.
The opinion is a victory for the tribe, which has been fighting plans for the 120-unit complex known as The Village.
The office found that the 12-acre property off Route 32 includes the remains of the fort of Sachem Uncas, the tribe's founder.
The state agreed with a previous consultant's report that found the area is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mayor Ronald McDaniel Jr. tells The Day of New London the developers and the tribe will now meet to discuss a compromise plan that could allow the project to go forward.