After almost 11 years of bumps in the road, including stiff resistance from the town’s planning board and a turn at the state’s appeals process, construction has finally begun on the AvalonBay condominium development, said Wilton Town Planner Bob Nerney.
According to Pat Sesto, Wilton’s director of environmental affairs, AvalonBay will consist of seven buildings on 10.6 acres.
The Endangered Lands Coalition also was involved in the opposition to the Avalon Bay project saying it would likely to impact a population of spotted salamanders. But, the coalition wrote, “the broadly ruled that the Inland Wetlands Act only protects the physical characteristics of a wetland or body of water.” I.e. wildlife could not be directly protected. The Endangered Lands Coalition is a growing group of more than 200 elected officials, civic and environmental organizations and individuals whose goal it is to protect Connecticut’s drinking water watershed lands.
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