The Town of Westport will get its day in court to argue against a Superior Court decision ordering the town to give a sewer extension to the developer of a multi-unit housing development.
The Saugatuck neighborhood where developer Felix Charney wants to build a 187-unit rental housing complex. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
First Selectman Jim Marpe announced today that the state’s Appellate Court has accepted the town’s request to appeal the decision forcing the Board of Selectmen, acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), to grant Summit Saugatuck LLC’s application for a sewer line extension.
The sewer line would facilitate Westport developer Felix Charney’s plan for a 187-unit, one- and two-bedroom rental complex at Hiawatha Lane in the Saugatuck section of town.
Charney’s plan is predicated on using the state’s affordable housing statute 8-30g, which allows developers to override local zoning regulations if a town does not have 10 percent of its housing stock deemed affordable, which Westport does not.
9 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “SELECTS 2018” 1 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Countdown to College Camp 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. – 182 Bayberry Lane – Westport Astronomical Society Mars Observing (if skies are clear)
The Levitt Pavilion tonight hosted Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro Bop Alliance (ABA), a 17-piece Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble based in New York City and Washington, D.C. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
The Afro Bop Alliance (ABA), a 17-piece Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble, performed at the Levitt Pavilion tonight. ABA received Latin Jazz Album of the Year at the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2008 for the recording “Afro Bop Alliance, featuring Dave Samuels,” which was released on the Heads-Up label. This recording was also nominated for a Grammy in the same category that same year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
No serious injuries were reported following a two-car crash late today on East Main Street at Post Road East. One car rolled over onto its side while the second car (background) was damaged. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Leah Dombrow, 9, a fourth grade student at Coleytown Elementary School, today operates a retro video game, a 1986 Nintendo creation, at a Family Fun Day hosted by the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy visited Westport Democratic headquarters, 1757 Post Road East, today to show support for local candidates and to rally the troops in advance of the statewide party primary Aug. 14. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
8:30 a.m. – Compo Beach – 40th annual Point to Point Swim (registration starts 7 a.m.) 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Jesup Green – Westport Library Family Field Day 7 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Joe McCarthy’s Afro Bop Alliance Big Band 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. – 182 Bayberry Lane – Westport Astronomical Society Mars Observing (if skies are clear)