Friends, neighbors and members of the Round Hill Association, we face a challenge ahead that could define the very future of land development in Greenwich. We are asking for your direct financial support so we can properly represent our neighborhood in its defense.
The proposed development you see to the right is part of an application currently before the Greenwich Wetlands Agency. It may be just the beginning.
Recent headlines describe other large tracts of land in town that may also soon be sold off to developers. Since 2002, it is estimated that over 500 acres of Greenwich’s unprotected open space has been lost forever. This trend has far reaching consequences for the quality of life in our town.
At an emergency meeting held on August 15th, the Round Hill Association hosted the developers of the above application who presented their plans to the neighborhood. They explained that this project proposes to build 28 new homes at 124 Old Mill Road (the former Mell Gibson Estate) as a single, Cluster development.
After the presentation, concerned neighbors discussed the proposal for almost two hours. The audience of over one hundred attendees included members of the Round Hill Association, NE Greenwich Association, NW Greenwich Association, District RTM members, local State representatives, and several other area groups and stakeholders. The sentiment in the room was unequivocal and unanimous. The Round Hill Association was given a clear mandate to oppose the application as presented.
We face a well-organized, well-funded, expert team, working to push this application through. We will need your full support to establish an adequate defense fund to present a strong counterargument that will resonate with town officials.
Contributions for this special fund will be recorded on an individual basis, so that any unused amounts can be refunded to you (memo your check “Old Mill Defense Fund”). Your dollars will be put to good use immediately! Please do not hesitate. This matter is very time sensitive!
Suggested donations of between $1,000-$10,000 or more, are requested. Of course, any amount will be greatly appreciated, but make no mistake, we have a battle on our hands and without a sizable fund, our resources will be limited. Together we have strength! Together we can protect our town! Thank you for your immediate attention.
John R. Conte President,
Round Hill Association