HISTORIC NEW CANAAN, CT INN LIKELY TO BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT

                         CONCERNED RESIDENTS ASK FOR HELP TO SAVE 1740 ROGER SHERMAN INN

New Canaan, CT, USA - February 25, 2017:  Bad news for New Canaan as its Historic landmark, Roger Sherman Inn, is likely to soon be partially or completely demolished.

The Inn is older than the United States.  Built in 1740 when millions of buffalo still roamed,it endured the Revolutionary, Civil and 2 World Wars and is loved by generations.  

The plan requiring demolition requires a zone change - it is not currently the right of the owners. To give owners a $5M contract sale price, on Tue Feb 28th7PM, P&Z has been asked to change zoning from Commercial (Historic) to 6house Residential on 1.9 acres - both nonconforming in a 1 acre zone.

If demolished, New Canaan will have no hotels.It is also the last Historic Inn of 3 that remained (Maples Inn demolished in 2011 - by the same developer - and Melba Inn demolished in 2004).

P&Z can protect historic assets - the 10 year town plan cites “Preserve Historic Resources”.

Concerned? Contact P&Z by Feb 28th: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fax: 203-594-3127

 

 

 

 
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