A decision about a housing development proposal dating back to 2014 has come to a conclusion in Danbury. Cotswold of Danbury applied for a cluster development near Danbury High School and gained unanimous approval from the Planning Commission Wednesday night on an out of court settlement. 37 homes would be built on the 74 acre property.
Most of the parcel would remain as wetlands open space. About 20 acres of the property in the wooded area north of the school would be developed under the stipulation of settlement of an administrative appeal. The settlement reduces the number of units and imposes several conditions.
Nearby residents have long objected to the proposed development over concerns about traffic and flooding problems.
The Planning Commission denied a 41-unit cluster development in 2014. That proposal was estimated to bring 400 car trips per day to the neighborhood. A 114 lot subdivision was approved for the property in the 1970s. In 2007, there was a proposal for 29 homes to be built.