As the Planning & Zoning Commission discusses possible rezoning of portions of Baron’s South, from passive open space to more organized recreational purposes, some Westporters remember previous discussions.
A few years ago, town officials commissioned a landscape plan to restore and revitalize the park, following a tree removal project.
The September 2017 draft plan, prepared by Aris Land Studio, included:
- An improved entryway/driveway from Compo Road South, replacing 2 narrow, poorly marked entryways.
- New ADA-accessible parking areas in that same area.
- A restored footpath system linking the Senior Center to other park sites.
- Habitat restoration areas, meadows, new gardens, and an area for contemplation.
Like many plans, this one seems to be sitting somewhere, unimplemented.
Is it a good idea? Has its time come and gone? What exactly should we do with Baron’s South — if anything?
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