Public input encouraged as PZC reviews development proposal

Public input encouraged as PZC reviews development proposal

Editor, The Cheshire Herald:

On July 5, we were among a large number of town residents attending Cheshire’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission meeting to learn more about a proposed housing development to be built at 679 Mountain Rd. This property is within the town’s western green belt, which consists of many acres of Town-owned open space and connects Roaring Brook Park with the historic Quinnipiac Blue Trail that runs across ridge and region. The area is known for its “extremely high value” wetlands and for its proximity to the basalt ridge between Cheshire and Prospect.

It was encouraging to see so many residents come out and share their comments and questions about how we can protect and even enhance our community’s waterways and open spaces. Commissioners conscientiously and patiently listened to residents’ concerns. 

The next public hearing regarding the future of the property at 679 Mountain Road will be held at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting on July 24 at 7:30 p.m. We hope residents will remain engaged, and we look forward to continuing conversations regarding promoting environmentally responsible practices that will preserve habitat for our wildlife and enhance our town’s beautiful parks and open spaces.

Fiona Pearson and Karen SchnitzerCo-Chairs of the Coalition for a
Sustainable Cheshire


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