The Ridgefield Economic and Community Development Commission (RECDC) endorses the Schlumberger Citizens Committee (SCC) proposal to lease the Philip Johnson and auditorium buildings to private organizations. We strongly urge a Yes vote on the referendum coming before the town on Feb. 22 for many reasons.
First and foremost is that both the land and both buildings will be restored and receive $1 million in improvements by the tenants at no cost to the taxpayers. The tenants are also consistent with the town surveys for the land use. This is a large tract of land near the center of town that will always be owned by the town for future use.