Stratford neighbors voice concerns over proposal to build apartments where church once was located

Neighbors are against the plan that would build single homes and five residential apartments. They argue the project would displace all wildlife that live in the area and cause overdevelopment of the site.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2023, 11:59 PM

Updated 332 days ago

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Stratford neighbors voiced their concerns Wednesday after a proposal to build apartments where a church used to be was brought to the city Zoning Commission.
Neighbors are against the plan that would build single homes and five residential apartments on 600 Silver Lane. They argue the project would displace all wildlife that live in the area and cause overdevelopment of the site.
The agenda says there is a petition to seek a site to convert a former church and rectory to five residential apartments and construct 10 detached single-family homes in that area.
But surrounding communities are worried it would in turn affect their property value and eventually deteriorate the environment.
"I am hopeful that the committee will listen, the council will listen to us and hear and make an adjustment because they do have the ability to limit the number of dwellings to be put on this particular property," said Suzannie Swaine.
No vote or decision was made at Wednesday night's meeting because this is still in the proposal stages and discussions will continue in the next meeting which will be sometime in June.


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