The Newtown Inland Wetlands Commission is holding a public hearing tonight about the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation's proposal to build an animal sanctuary off Old Farm Road. The foundation, named for a girl killed on 12-14, is looking to develop the 34 acre property at Fairfield Hills.
Plans call for a water course crossing via a driveway, altering about 750-feet of wetlands. Tonight's presentation and discussion is set for 7:30pm at the Newtown Municipal Center.
An environmental review is being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The sanctuary would includes a community garden, with a farm-to-table cafe. Hiking and dog walking trails would also be included at the site. Two barns, paddocks, an amphitheater and educational facilities have also been proposed. The project also includes a veterinary center.