1620 Post Road East
A proposal to implement a Golf Entertainment facility in the retail building housing Redi-Cut Carpet, Pane E Bene restaurant, and Innovation Luggage is moving through town approvals. A second phase would develop 10 townhomes in the rear, two of which would be affordable. The Association has expressed numerous concerns about this project. A proposed rooftop bar is a potential source of noise disrupting the neighborhood. Development disturbing the ground could expose toxic materials from years of dumping, plus the addition of new sources of traffic. We are lobbying Planning and Zoning to implement appropriate “guard rails” to mitigate these concerns. As noted in the presentations to date this development is less intrusive than an alternate 8-30g five-story multi-family development that was being considered by another developer.
Muddy Brook Flooding
Flooding along the Muddy Brook watershed has been a long-term issue dating back fifty years causing hardship and public safety issues for Greens Farms residents. Intense storms driven by climate change add to the problem. The Association is advocating for solutions to alleviate the problem, acting as a bridge between abutting neighbors and the Town of Westport Department of Public Works. In the past, proposed solutions were opposed by neighbors resulting in nothing getting done. The bridge for Hillandale Road is currently in the later stages of engineering design and we anticipate a public meeting with DPW in the Fall to review those plans. Recently the Association successfully lobbied for funding preliminary engineering work to evaluate the Center Street and Greens Farms road bridges. This study will include an evaluation of the section of Muddy Brook between these bridges for possible stream clearing as well.