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Letter to Editor: Voice Your Opinion About Poquonock Village Development

The Windsor Town Council will be meeting Monday, December 3rd at 7:30 PM in Town Hall Chambers. All residents are encouraged to attend to voice your opinion about the 296 housing units, that includes 192 apartments proposed fpr the former Brown's D

The following was submitted by John Dunn:

Poquonock Village development issues continue; More questions, still no answers. 

The Windsor Town Council will be meeting Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers. All residents are encouraged to attend to voice your opinion about the 296 housing units, that includes 192 apartments proposed for the former Brown's Driving Range on Poquonock Ave.

I have attended two monthly Windsor Town Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and asked at each "When was the Zoning Regulations changed to allow High Density Housing construction?" and "When and how was the public notified of this pending change?" In both cases I was told that answers would be given during the developers rebuttal session. They weren't addressed. The developers choose which questions they answer and then ignore the rest.

This massive development has been rushed through the TPZ Commission from first inception on September 11 when only two residents knew to attend and they voiced their strong objection. The traffic study was not completed, and still has not been fully presented, yet our many concerns are not being taken seriously.Please attend this meeting and hear what other residents are saying. Please help "Save Our Poquonock Neighborhood".

Catherine & Dennis December 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM
We have requested the readings from the vibration monitors, we get a response they were not working the two days that my house suffered hours long earthquakes. That in fact is an outright lie. I talked to the man from Terracon both days as he looked at the monitor and said he was watching the monitor. I then requested that those records be kept for 1 year post occupancy and now the monitors have been taken down since. I'd like to publicy state, it is spoilation of evidence to all of a sudden have those records "go missing". The Town was to receive weekly reports on the results.
John Dunn December 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM
With a one vote margin ,the Poquonock Village 192 apartments will be moving forward in spite of Commission procedular errors and misunderstandings as to what was being voted on, on September 11th. As earth-moving machines have already appeared on the site, we need to continuoulsy monitor what is actually being constructed as compared to the approved Concept and Design Plans. In other Town Approved Projects, what is actually constructed differs from the approved blueprints and site plans and agreements! Volunteers?
Catherine & Dennis December 28, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Review and re-review what is said in the televised public hearings. If things are handled on this project as they were on the Dollar Tree project, I can guarantee what was said in public will not be what is the finished project. There will be many, many excuses
Bonnie Karkowski December 31, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Will apartment complexes be the white elephants of the 21st century? With abundant apartment proposals in Windsor and around the state coupled with easy financing, the next foreclosure crisis may well involve apartment buildings. If you have witnessed the blight of foreclosed homes in your neighborhood, imagine what a foreclosed apartment building will do to Windsor's image and tax base. There is no income from foreclosed properties, just a drain on town resources plus a decrease in the value of neighboring properties.
Avon Lady June 20, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Our state is bleeding jobs as companies that pay very good wages are leaving for states that have less taxes, warmer weather. With the high paying jobs leaving where will the renter base be & where are these renters going to get the money to pay for the "Luxury" apartments that are going to be built? Section 8 vouchers & certificates is what will be used to fill those empty apartments because Section 8 pays rents of $1,500 to $2,000. Time to make changes - those at town hall who are failing to protect the interests of our taxpaying homeowners need to be replaced

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