The public hearing will continue on Nov. 19 regarding the 39-lot housing subdivision Sunlight Construction is proposing for land between Lenox Road and Haynes Road.
At the Oct. 8 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department Company 1 station, Bill Ferrigno did an overview of his resubmitted plan after withdrawing the first one in April following resounding opposition from neighbors. The new plan drops the housing units from 57 to 39 and includes single family housing clusters, not any condominiums. He said that the development would include a combination of new private and public roads.
"Because it's a cluster development, it's quite a bit of less disturbed area," said Ferrigno, who noted that Sunlight Construction has been working with town staff to implement a low-impact design.
Neighbors who commented in the public hearing largely expressed concerns about traffic and worries that the proposal to connect Haynes and Lenox Roads would make it a cut-through route.
Commissioner Carol Griffin said that many residents at the public hearing on the initial application valued maintaining the character of the neighborhood. She argued that the revised housing development plan does not achieve that with a section of it proposed to have smaller, clustered houses and a private road called Southampton. While Ferrigno compared it to Farmington Woods, Griffin said that the gated community is separate from the neighborhoods around it.
"One of the concerns that was expressed to you both by the commission and by members of the public were that they want to maintain the characters of the neighborhood, both Lenox and the Haynes Road area," Griffin said. "Yet you come back to us with another application that is very similar to the first one you presented."
Take a look at the video to hear highlights of the commentary from Ferrigno, the commission and residents.
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen's Conference Room at Town Hall, building 1.