The White Barn property — once the site of Lucille Lortel’s theater, more recently rumored to be the site of 15 luxury homes — may remain undeveloped after all.
The 15.4 acre site in Norwalk’s Cranbury neighborhood — on the border of Westport — will be sold to the Norwalk Land Trust, for $5 million. If, that is, the non-profit raises that money by April 1.
Westporters have watched the long-running drama involving the property — and Lortel’s stage (which, though actually in Norwalk, used a Westport address from 1947 to 2002) — with interest.
Some hoped to save a legendary structure. Others are concerned about the environmental and aesthetic impacts of a new housing development on the wooded site.
Norwalk Land Trust is applying for a loan from the national Conservation Trust. If you’d like to help, click here.
(Hat tip: Scott Smith)