There were about 30 folks from the Westbrook area at the meeting - some of them complained that due to poor traffic flow, this development shouldn't go forward, and there were others who complained about the fact that all these house were being squeezed in and would be detrimental to their property values - the development comes in at 1.9 DU/A w/o ADUs, 2.2 with it.
The committee's biggest concern was that the tot lot was still on the side away from the ADUs, and no connecting paths (for security and privacy reasons) were forthcoming from the developer. Carol Hawn told Frank McDermott that for that reason alone she would have voted it down.
We ended up with several suggestions:
As this property no longer is in Sully District, the committee took no final action, but requested that their views be forwarded to the Springfield Planning Commissioner, Peter Murphy.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee