‘Once It’s Gone, It’s Lost Forever’
To the Editor:
When is 6 Commerce Road NOT REALLY on Commerce Road? ... When it’s actually 700 yards behind Patience Farm’s big red barn on Queen Street.
For those of you who have yet to discover this most beautifully serene space quietly tucked in the CENTER of Newtown, come take a look. Just beyond the Newtown Post Office on Commerce Road, there is a new gravel road (driveway) recently opened on the right with a sign indicating access to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary (CVHAS) parking area. As you’re driving along this gravel road (driveway), a tranquil open field dotted with orange-taped stakes denoting corners of buildings and centerlines of roads comes into view.
Continue along and after parking in the CVHAS parking area, step out and take just a quiet moment to look around, listen to the birds ... and on that tranquil open field ... envision a housing complex consisting of TWO large four-story buildings with clubhouse and pool ... plus TWO smaller three-story structures ... and a townhouse building! Where the opportunity now exists for hiking, biking, walking with dogs, wildflower viewing and x-country skiing, 171 residential units are proposed. How’s the tranquility now?
The Inland Wetlands plus Planning and Zoning Commissions need to give approvals for the developers to move forward. Please call your local and state elected officials and tell them NOT to sell this property but to keep it for the enjoyment of all ... Once it’s gone, it’s lost forever!