Zoning commission to host third ‘listening session’ for Ridgefield town plan

Infrastructure — from roads and bike paths to sidewalks, sewers, schools, wireless communication — will be the focus of the last “listening session” the Planning and Zoning Commission and its staff and consultants have organized as they work on a revision of the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development. The listening session is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 7, at … read more

Planning commission will hold listening sessions with other town boards

Climate change and open space, crosswalks and affordable housing — a lot goes into making the town work for the next 10 years, and now town boards and commissions will get a chance to weigh in directly. The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled three “listening sessions” to gather public input for the update to the town Plan of Conservation … read more

Is Ridgefield overcrowded? Survey shows split on future of town development

Preserving open space, enhancing the downtown shopping district, and protecting natural resources were three of the top responses Ridgefielders gave in a survey that was conducted in November and December. The survey, which was launched as part of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s 10-year update of the town plan, also revealed that residents believe the town needs more affordable housing … read more

Town plan: Another business study? Maybe yes, maybe no

Paying for yet another study on businesses in Ridgefield? Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission were hesitant about the idea during an update on the town Plan of Conservation and Development in December. The commission has about $8,000 alloted from the town to pay for a study on business in Ridgefield — funds that were included in the town’s … read more

As Ridgefield gets older, its town plan must be adapted

Ridgefield’s population is getting older as aging residents decide to stay put in New England rather than escape to the sunny beaches of Florida. That was one of the takeaways from a presentation given to the Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month. Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics, the firm hired by the commission to rewrite the town’s Plan of Conservation … read more

Commissioners look at revision of the town plan as a process

Housing, schools, taxes, economic development, growth, conservation, sustainability, sewers, roads, traffic, traffic, traffic — there’s a lot to think about in planning the town’s next decade. Planning and Zoning Commission members sketched out something of an overview of community values and concerns, and how they’ll be incorporated into their planning process, at an initial meeting Tuesday, July 31, with Glenn … read more

Planimetrics hired to revise town plan

How does Ridgefield plan infrastructure for a 100-year storm? How does it contend with the surge of ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft that change how traffic flows through town, or the frustration of neighbors concerned about the idea of businesses encroaching on residential lots? Those are questions the Planning and Zoning Commission hopes to have an answer for, as … read more

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