Even if Ridgefield Road is stricken from the town’s new age-restricted zoning regulations, a multi-unit housing development could still be built at 183 Ridgefield Road. That was the verdict delivered to a crowd of more than 100 people who turned out for a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night, May 22, at the Clune Center.
The reason, town counsel Ira Bloom explained, is that 183 Ridgefield Road LLC has already filed an application for a change of zone for that property from R2A to the age-restricted overlay district (AROD). Once an application has been filed and accepted by the commission, it is subject to regulations already in place. Since the age-restricted zoning amendment that includes Ridgefield Road is on the books, that is the regulation that will apply when the commission considers that application on June 12.