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Controversial Lenox Road Development is on Avon's January PZC Agenda

Sunlight Construction's single-family housing cluster development application was tabled in December to the Jan. 14, 2014 meeting.

Credit: Sunlight Construction
Credit: Sunlight Construction
The Avon Planning and Zoning Commission will once again review Sunlight Construction's housing development plan for the Lenox Road area at its Jan. 14 meeting. 

Developer Bill Ferrigno, of Sunlight Construction, is proposing a 39-lot single family housing cluster in a redrawn plan. The location is close to Avon High School and not far from a portion of Farmington Woods.

He initially submitted an application last spring that included 57 units, including condominiums, but withdrew that application and revised it after numerous neighbor complaints. The new plan has 18 fewer homes and no condos.

Sunlight Construction's sights on on putting a housing development in the area has been met with a lot of criticism from neighbors. Several have come to public hearings about the proposal to voice their concerns. Many worry that the project would disrupt their quiet neighborhood and bring in more traffic due to a proposed connecting road between Lenox and Haynes Roads. 

But Sunlight Construction's contracting traffic engineer maintains that the new road will not bring in significant outside traffic or create a cut-thru between Hollister Drive or West Avon Road.

The town hired John Meyer Consulting to review the submitted traffic study and provide input. While the town's contracting traffic engineer more or less agreed that the proposed road, Stratfordshire, would not become a cut-thru, the company did recommend traffic calming measures to further prevent a traffic buildup. You can read the full study here. Town officials have also said that the road could increase access to Haynes Road for emergency vehicles.

The next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on the matter is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Building 1 at the Avon Town Hall. 

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