The Circle Drive Neighbors Alliance (CDNA) has been formed to protect Ridgefield residents from commercial encroachment into residentially-zoned neighborhoods – more specifically against the Front Porch Farm application for a Bed and Breakfast at 47 Circle Drive. Additionally, CDNA supports the Peaceable Neighborhood Alliance’s fight to keep the commercial Ridgefield Winter Club out of Residentially-zoned 340 Peaceable Street.
CDNA spokesperson Rob Pacifico adds: “We are excited to fight for a common cause – protecting the character and safety Ridgefield’s residential neighborhoods against the many significant risks imposed by commercial uses. In both the case of the Winter Club and B&B application on Circle Drive, the interest of a few will come at the great cost of many – reducing home values, decreasing safety, and undermining the fundamental character of our neighborhoods.”
Circle Drive resident Lori Mazzola had this to say: “Again, we are faced with a town-wide issue regarding commercial business use in a residentially- zoned neighborhood. Any commercial use that attempts to make its home in the middle of a residentially- zoned neighborhood, whether it’s a hockey rink or a B&B, to the severe detriment of neighbors both financially and in terms of quality of life, must be opposed.”
A hearing for the Special Permit will take place on September 19th at the East Ridge Middle School. CDNA encourages all Ridgefield residents to attend.