Working together to preserve Westport's History, Environment and School Zone Safety.
Upcoming Hearings at Town Hall
Make your voice heard!
Please attend the upcoming public hearings.
WITHOUT OPPOSITION AT THE PUBLIC HEARINGS, THE DEVELOPER'S PLAN MAY BE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE A STRONG PRESENCE AT THE HEARINGS!
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20-26 Morningside Drive South is a 3-acre local Historic District. The historic Italianate Victorian farmhouse was built in 1853.
Its longtime owners, noted artists Walter and Naiad Einsel, were honored with a Westport Historic District Commission Preservation Award. The Einsels, along with other noted artists, helped to transform Westport into a center for the arts.
Developers are now aggressively trying to re-zone this Historic District to build a too-dense multi-family complex of 19 three-bedroom houses.
Who We Are:
We are Greens Farms residents who have come together to challenge these developers. We seek to preserve the buildings and grounds formerly owned by two of our most respected Westport artists; to secure traffic safety on the school street adjacent to the site; and, to conserve the endangered wetlands on and near the site.
Greens Farms is Westport’s oldest neighborhood. The proposed development would destroy the bucolic Greens Farms Historic District, one of the few left in our town.
Safety in a School Zone:
The proposed multi-unit development would be located directly across Morningside Drive South from Greens Farms Elementary School. This street, the best pathway to the Greens Farms train station,must accommodate increased traffic during studentdrop-off and pick-up times. Soon, more cars will line this school street, coming from 94 new apartments at 1177 Post Road East, since the building just received its certificate of occupancy.
The developer’s plan calls for housing units to be located on top of the wetlands’ setbacks on Muddy Brook. (Marked in red on the image below.) This is an area long known for flooding, but extreme flooding and soil erosion followed the developer’s removal of trees 1.5 year ago.