First it was 12 units. Then 11. Now it’s 9.
Able Construction filed an application with the Planning & Zoning Department yesterday to build 9 units on the former Daybreak property, near Merritt Parkway Exit 42.
As before, the units are 2,000 square feet, with 2 bedrooms. All will be restricted: The owner-occupant must be 55 years or older.
One thing has changed. Plans now call for only one entrance and exit, on Weston Road. A cul-de-sac eliminates one of the reasons cited by neighbors in previous hearings: potential traffic hazards with an entrance on Main Street.
Able believes the market is there for Westporters who want to downsize from larger homes.
Under current 1/2-acre zoning, builders could construct 4 houses, of a few thousand square feet and with several bedrooms.
Or someone could propose an 8-30g project (multiple units, some of which are deemed affordable housing) on the site.