About 100 people have expressed interest in a group that is hoping to stem development at 183 Ridgefield Road. Vicki Mavis, a neighbor of the property, has filed an application to amend the age-restricting zoning regulations enacted last year on behalf of the group.
The regulations as they stand would pave the way for the submission of plans for a 35-home development on the 13.45-acre site that came to light last month. The property is where the 19th-Century Schlichting homestead, now demolished, once stood. A crowd turned out last week for a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, which has been asked for a referral on a request to extend the town sewer line from the area of Lovers Lane to the development. The commissioners will return to that request, which came from the Water Pollution Control Authority, at their next meeting, on March 13.