Fairfield, CT - Tuesday evening April 25, the Fairfield TPZ Commission unanimously denied both of Spot On Fairfield's applications -- for a Zoning Regulation Amendment and Special Permit -- to establish a veterinary hospital, including dog boarding and day care, abutting a residential neighborhood.
Below is a response from The Alliance to Preserve Peaceful Fairfield Neighborhoods Steering Committee about the outcome:
"We're extremely pleased and gratified that the Fairfield Town Planning and Zoning Commission voted no tonight, citing our legal arguments, expert acoustic and public health risk documentation, and testimony about quality of life disruption. As a result of the unanimous vote, zoning protection against dog kennels abutting residential neighborhoods will remain in place all over Fairfield. We're especially grateful to the 1,000+ residents who signed our petition, testified at hearings and wrote letters and emails to TPZ opposing the two measures. As was stated at tonight's hearing, this is the way the process should work. We wish Spot On well in their search for property better suited than 2269 Post Road. We will also remain engaged with the Town's POCD update process so we can make sure residential neighborhoods continue to be protected from development that does not align with the character of the wonderful residential neighborhoods throughout Fairfield."