Green Haven Inc., is back with a new proposal to build 30 duplex and triplex units plus community & utility buildings on 30 acres. This will mean approximately 60 families will reside on the former Halter property, which is watershed and so is zoned to allow at most 10 families in 10 dwellings. Besides the density increase in the latest proposal, this one differs from the previous one by including an affordable housing component. Bethany has only wells and septic systems. This kind of density will tax the water supply and will likely pollute the ground water. Please write to the Planning & Zoning Commission, 40 Peck Rd, Bethany, CT 06524 urging the Commission to defeat this proposal. If this housing development is built, Bethany will be well on its way to becoming a city.
When time expired before all Bethany residents could offer testimony about the Green Haven Inc. project proposal at the April 3 meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission recessed the meeting until April 17 to ensure all residents who wished to be heard could provide the board with their point of view.
Provided below are links to testimony from Bethany residents who spoke out against the project during the April 17 meeting:
Patricia Stewart (reading a letter written by Thelma Lumpkin)
With thanks to Pua Ford, click here for video from the Planning & Zoning Commission public meeting held on April 3, 2013.
The Public Hearing regarding this zoning change has been continued to April 17, at 7:30 at Town Hall. Please come and speak your mind. You can download the actual text of the proposed zoning change here: Download the regulation
This is the proposed zoning regulation presently before the Zoning Commission. NOTICE that it will allow any builder or developer to construct this kind of housing (Condos) anywhere is Bethany, so long as the site is 20 acres or more. THIS WILL RUIN BETHANY. IT WILL TURN IT INTO A CITY.
Bethany will soon have before it P&Z Commission a new proposal for a housing development on the former Halter Estates site. We do not know the details, but it is clear that this proposal will exceed the number of dwellings presently allowed by our zoning regulations. It will tax the water supply, likely pollute the ground water and move Bethany toward an urban environment. Moreover, this is just the first step. If this is passed, there will be nothing to stop developers from doing this very same thing to any other piece of ground in Bethany. Please write or call the Planning & Zoning Commission and urge them to defeat this proposal.