With the Planning and Zoning Commission approaching its decision regarding Andy Glazer’s proposed plan for the Roger Sherman Inn property, I want to thank its members for the time they’ve put into deliberating this so carefully.
I also want to reiterate a primary concern shared by my neighbors on Holmewood Lane and beyond.
When some of us attended the first public hearing several months ago, we feared that minds had already been made up in favor of the project, but the time that’s lapsed since then would suggest that voices of concern have been heard and the matter is getting the careful consideration it deserves.
The citizens of New Canaan depend on P&Z and all town officials to protect the property values of existing taxpayers, even when tempted by incremental tax dollars.
For the record, this is not about Mr. Glazer or the quality of his work. It’s about adhering to the one-acre zoning rules that protect existing homeowners. The creep of institutional and cluster housing evidenced by other applications such as the Merritt apartments, Grace Farms and The Glass House could significantly impair these rights along with the character of our community.
We count on you, P&Z, to do the right thing for our neighborhood and the community at large.
Gigi Brush Priebe