I don't understand the concern...the museum has been open for years on Pecks Lane and the size of the building can easily hold them. 60,000 visitors a year is less than 200 people per day, of which at least 1/2 are children. Plus spread out over the course of the day, it's only 15-16 cars per hour during their daytime business hours. Plus EverWonder is known for working to improve our community and unlikely to place any more harm on the environment than those already driving by daily. I think the author hit the nail on the head & EverWonder has found the absolute best place for their home, and thankfully that's in Newtown where our business can thrive from their success!
The issue is not that our taxes will go up. The issue is that the assessment came at a time when the pandemic brought folks to Newtown in a frenzy to buy small houses (like mine <2000 sq ft). 13 houses on my street with long time residents sold in less than 2 days each with most getting more than asking. And these 'comps' were used for my assessment (42% increase). Now that the market has stalled, housing prices have dropped dramatically. We will pay increased taxes for the next 5 years until the next assessment corrects this anomaly. And wait for the car tax! Not to mention the 'R' word.