TPFC Town Plan 2-29-16

Some of What the Draft Town Plan Recommends for Darien in the Next 10 Years

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Buy land as it becomes available near public schools; consider building a public indoor swimming pool; consider digging a tunnel under the railroad tracks to connect Old Kings Highway South with Old Kings Highway North; “investigate parking options for the library.” These are some of the ideas for what the town government could do in the next 10 years in the draft of a plan to guide local decision-makers for the next decade. The document, called the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, is mandated by state government. The plan doesn’t mandate what the town necessarily will do over the next 10 years, but it does influence town decision-makers. The town Planning and Zoning Commission wants to know what you think of the draft plan before they adopt it as a guideline. You can email your reactions and ideas to

“A plan of conservation and development is an advisory document — it’s not something that dictates what the community has to do,” said Glenn Chalders with Planmetrics, the consulting firm hired by the town to help devise the plan.

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Panel Discussion on Town Plan of Conservation and Development

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To the editor:

The Darien League of Women Voters and the Darien Library will host a panel discussion on the Town Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) on Monday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Louise Parker Berry Auditorium at the Darien Library. The panel discussion and audience participation will be enhanced by an interactive audience response system supported by Meridia software at the Darien Library. The program is free and open to the public. Panelists will include Jeremy Ginsberg, Director of Planning and Zoning for Darien, Susan Cameron, Chairman of the Darien Planning and Zoning Commission, Steven Olvany, Darien Planning and Zoning Commission member and Glenn Chalder, AICP, President and Project Manager for Planimetrics, the land use consulting firm which is working with Darien to develop a Plan of Conservation and Development.

Mather Center Entrance

Town Officials Want to Know What You Think of the Town Plan of Conservation & Development

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The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9 to get input from Darien residents as part of updating the Plan of Conservation and Development. The workshop is scheduled to be held from 8 to 9:45 p.m. in Room 113 of the Mather Center in the Town Hall building at 2 Renshaw Road. A Draft Plan of Conservation and Development has been prepared and the Commission is seeking input and feedback from the community. The Draft Plan is available at Town Hall or on the Town website at

The meeting will provide an opportunity for Darien residents to listen to a brief overview of the Plan elements and then provide comments and feedback.