The Democratic candidate for Mayor in Danbury is making a proposal to buy a parcel of land for open space. Al Almeida says if he is elected, he wants the City to purchase the 78 acre property recently known as Cotswold located between Clapboard Ridge and Padanaram Roads.
He called it an environmentally significant property that should be preserved and used for passive recreation.
There have been multiple attempts over several decades to develop the Cotswold property. Almeida says by having the City purchase the property, it would protect the long term interests of residents in this area, and preserve environmental resources. He added that student athletes could use the property for running.
The Cotswold property adjoins city owned property at both its north and south ends and an adjacent watershed area to the north. Student Athletes