To the Editor:
An Open Letter to the Residents of Old Lyme
On Monday, January 9th at 6:30 p.m. the Halls Road Improvements Committee (HRIC) will be presenting the Halls Road Overlay District application to the public and the Zoning Commission. We are the third item on the agenda.
Please join us to show your support for this important step in the Halls Road Improvements process. Your verbal support will aid in showing the commission that Old Lyme’s residents are in favor of allowing the additional opportunities available through the new Overlay District. These opportunities include:
· Locating commercial businesses along Halls Road; no more 60 ft. setbacks that create a sea of parking lots
· Greater visibility for stores and restaurants as they move up to the roadway
· Mixed uses with shops on the first floor front and residential or other commercial uses above or beyond Halls Road
· Allowing multi-family residential apartments and town houses to answer the ongoing need in town for smaller living space options
With the introduction of the overlay district, property owners can chose to redevelop their properties for greater return on their investment OR the option to remain with the current C30s District allows owners the flexibility to choose either option.
Additionally HRIC is actively seeking grants to implement the public improvements called for in the Halls Road Master Plan. By providing sidewalks, cross walks, lighting and landscaping future developers can see the town is invested in creating a walkable, shop-able, neighborhood environment along Halls Road.
Please come to this important public meeting and show your support!
The Halls Road Improvements Committee,