RIDGEFIELD \u2014 The nine-unit apartment house proposed on an acre in Ridgebury remains in limbo, First Selectman Rudy Marconi told the Board of Selectmen. \u201cI don\u2019t know why they keep calling our attorney and my office, antsy: \u2018We\u2019d like to get going,\u2019 \u201d Marconi said. \u201cUntil the fire marshal signs off on it, there\u2019s nothing to talk about,\u201d he said. \u201cAnd they need to go back to fire marshal and comply with code.\u201d Marconi updated board members on the situation during the selectmen\u2019s first meeting in September. The developers of the property, Black Oaks LLC, have sought to repair and use a portion of Turner Road that has gone unused and hasn\u2019t been maintained for years. The developers argue that since there is no record of town voters acting to formally abandon the street, it is still a town road and properties with frontage have a right to use it for travel. \u201cIt\u2019s not abandoned. It\u2019s blocked, and cut-off \u2014 that\u2019s different from legal abandonment,\u201d Black Oaks\u2019 attorney, Brian Smith, said at a February selectmen\u2019s meeting. Among the problems with the proposed plan, according to Marconi, are questions about adequate access to the site by fire trucks and the steepness of the road. \u201cThe grade is 14 percent. Our regulations say you can\u2019t exceed 12 percent,\u201d he told the selectmen on Sept. 2. The nine-unit affordable housing development is proposed in a single building on slightly over an acre at the intersection of Turner Road and Barnum Place. The building would be three stories in the front and two stories in the back due to the sloping site. State affordable law The townhouse units would each be about 2,200 square feet, with two, three-bedroom townhouses \u2014 one at either end of the building \u2014 with seven, two-bedroom units in between. Each of the nine units would have a one-car garage and one outdoor driveway space, with four visitor parking spaces outside \u2014 accommodating a total of 22 cars. Three of the nine units are proposed to meet the state\u2019s affordability standards, allowing the project to be submitted under the state\u2019s 8-30g affordable housing law. Neighbors, mostly from the Turner Hill neighborhood of single-family homes, have strongly opposed the project. Their neighborhood pool is directly across from the development site. \u201cSeventy children ride bicycles, scooters and run through the neighborhood,\u201d Harold Moroknek, spokesman for about 40 Turner Hill neighbors, said at a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing in January. During a selectmen\u2019s meeting in February \u2014 when the roadway issue was on the agenda \u2014 another sizable crowd turned out, and a petition against the plan, signed by 400 people, was presented. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan in May. The state\u2019s 8-30g affordable housing law severely limits the grounds on which town zoning authorities can deny projects with 30 percent affordable units. But the use of Turner Road remains an issue to be resolved.