There was plenty of media coverage at last night’s Planning and Zoning meeting where the proposed zone change to Blue Fox was discussed formally for the first time. Save Nod Road had a strong showing of supporters and packed the Avon Middle School cafeteria. The hearing was continued to July 9th, same time, same place.
Hartford Courant: https://www.courant.com/community/avon/hc-news-avon-nod-road-zoning-change-blue-fox-run-20190621-23wnpar3xjbnhj3vbsi4yabsga-story.html and https://www.courant.com/community/avon/hc-news-avon-nod-road-golf-course-public-hearing-continued-20190626-zgaqifuj4ngbjbfnjl6gowhtmm-story.html
The Valley Press, Hartford Courant, Fox 61, and WFSB 3 have all been covering the Save Nod Road/Blue Fox development battle. Here are some links covering the April 2nd Inland Wetlands meeting where the commission voted unanimously to deny the application to amend the wetlands map:
Here is the latest article from the Valley Press detailing events at the last Inland Wetlands Commission meeting on March 5th where the commission once again heard from Nod Road Preservation and the developer regarding the land owner’s request to amend the wetlands map.
For a great explanation of what transpired at the January 5th Avon Inland Wetlands Commission meeting and what the developer/Blue Fox owners are trying to do, please check out this Valley Press article (starts on page 3).
Our co-presidents Robin and Christopher were interviewed by Jennifer Lee of WFSB channel 3 this past Monday, December 17th. Check out the article and interview here.
Many thanks to our “Drive For 25” donors . Your generosity is greatly appreciated and we continue to be amazed at all of the support we feel here in the Farmington Valley. Best wishes for a happy holiday season to all of our supporters.
Check out this article in the Hartford Courant Community section (Avon)! Our co-presidents Robin Baran and Christopher Carville are quoted. The developer is also quoted as saying he intends to present his plan to town before the end of the year, so stay tuned for that.
We hope everyone is enjoying the cool weather and getting back into the fall routine.
While the Blue Fox development still has not made it onto a Planning and Zoning meeting agenda the developer is still at work. Traffic counters are back out on Nod Road and we have seen surveyors out surveying the land. It’s only a matter of time before a plan (likely heavily revised since last time we saw one back in March) is proposed to the town.
We would like to address something that we have been hearing around town from various people: “It’s a done deal” (meaning the development of Blue Fox Run is a done deal). This could not be further from the truth. First, no sale of the land has taken place. Second, the developer has not yet formally proposed the plan to the town Planning and Zoning Commission and therefore there has not yet been a vote on the zoning change that is required for this development to even happen. The developer also must get approval from the Inland Wetlands Commission and the Water Pollution Control Authority. None of this has happened yet and any one of those 3 town authorities has the ability to stop this plan in its tracks. So if you hear someone say “it’s a done deal”, feel free to correct them and direct them to www.savenodroad.org
Save Nod Road has rented booths at some upcoming local events and we would love to see our supporters! Look for us at Celebrate Avon this weekend, September 29th, at Thompson Brook School from 11 to 5. We will be selling our SNR merchandise (tee-shirts, magnets, lawn signs), giving out some goodies, and answering questions. Then, we will be at the Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge on October 27th from noon to 5 on Iron Horse Blvd. At both events, the first 50 people to sign up to receive our email newsletter get a free Save Nod Road reusable shopping bag!
As always, thank you for your support. Please tell your friends and neighbors about our cause and keep checking here and Facebook for the latest news and updates.