Group forms to save home at 44 Westport Road

A proposal to build 20 residential units on a one-acre lot in south Wilton is drawing strong criticism from neighbors of the proposed building area.

Earlier this month at a Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, developer Patrick Downend submitted plans to build 20 units on a lot at 44 Westport Road. Six of those units would fall under Connecticut’s affordable housing regulations.

Neighbors argue, however, the development would drive down property values, create more congestion on Westport Road, and create an unsafe entry-exit point on Route 33, a state road.

In seeking to rally around those opinions, a “Save 44 Westport” group has been formed on Facebook asking neighbors and allies to join together to “save the historic 44 Westport single-family home and one-acre lot from being turned into a 20-unit apartment building & 30 parking spaces!”

To access the Facebook group, visit