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Norwalk photos: White Barn preserve

(Paul Cantor)

NORWALK, Conn. — Paul Cantor says he took these photos of the White Barn Preserve on Saturday.

The Norwalk Land Trust announced this week that its attempt to buy the adjacent White Barn property had failed, as a developer had bought the 15 acres the Trust was trying to save for open space.

Town Clerk Rick McQuaid said the property sold for $3,050,000.

Able Construction plans to move forward with the plan the late Jim Fieber obtained Zoning approval for in 2015, Planning and Zoning Director Steven Kleppin said. That would be a 15-home conservation development at 78 Cranbury Road and 440 Newtown Ave., adjacent to NLT’s 5-acre preserve.

“So sad,” Cantor said.

(Paul Cantor)

(Paul Cantor)

5 comments

Corinne Tyler February 1, 2021 at 6:39 am

As if we need more housing. We only need affordable housing and more green spaces. This is so unfortunate

Ursula Caterbone February 1, 2021 at 10:00 am

It’s very sad that we can’t save this last remaining beautiful piece of Norwalk open space for perpetuity. Greedy developers have apparently won this long very hard fought battle. Lucille Lortel must be very unhappy.

Bryan Meek February 2, 2021 at 10:52 am

Everyone needs to go look at the Cottonwood chase development before getting all uptight about this. This is the kind of development the city needs. Someone has to pay for all these cheap apartments getting tax breaks for a few campaign donations.

Bryan Meek February 2, 2021 at 10:54 am

For the “open space” crowd that wanted a new theatre there instead of the smaller footprint of a dozen homes….turn left, turn right, left after the underpass and straight ahead to a 160 acre open preserve called Cranbury Park. You’re welcome.

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