There’s a lot going on on the lots on and near Ludlow Road.
Demolition permits have been requested for 57, 63, 69, 71 and 73 Post Road West — the dilapidated homes that are among the 1st views of downtown seen by drivers heading east on US 1.
Because the buildings are more than 50 years old, the Westport Historic District Commission will review the applications.
Given the state of the homes, it should be a no-brainer.
Meanwhile, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-3 to deny an application by Beit Chaverim Synagogue to construct a 4,000-square foot building at 24 Ludlow Road — across the street and up the hill from its current location at 85 Post Road West.
The congregation could appeal in court, or come back with a different proposal.
Stay tuned. With the opening of Bartaco and several other restaurants on Wilton Road, and the changes in store up the hill, this often-overlooked part of Westport may be ready for an extreme makeover.