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FINAL MEETING THU., 6/20, Westport P and Z

UPDATE/DETAILS for Tomorrow's 6/20, Westport Town Hall P&Z Meeting in Room 201. Meeting starts at 7:00 PM however, our item won't come up until later in the evening at the second work session. It will be nearer to 9:00 PM, if not later. Estimate at least two hours for all items before us. The meeting will be live-streamed here: (

Session is not open for public comment, but a strong presence would be welcomed.
Save Old Saugatuck


Residents, home-owners. renters, neighbors, friends and supporters of Save Old Saugatuck/SOS

The final chapter for us...

After 16 years of resisting the destructive plans of Summit Saugatuck LLC/Felix Charney, we get closure on Thursday June 20th.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will convene the second of two work sessions to consider acceptance or rejection of Charney’s latest proposal, which would destroy a unique and historic working class neighborhood.

During these past 16 years there have been several different P and Z Commission formations, but every single vote to date has been a unanimous rejection of application after application from Summit Saugatuck LLC/Charney.

We pray that this voting record will continue.

But for this final vote, as many of us as possible should be in our own Westport Town Hall ...

Let’s be together to hear in person how this 2019 P and Z Commission votes on this application

...with their crucial vote.

Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be attending on the 20th. Looking forward to seeing you...


Your continued support is appreciated.
If you want to help - you may make a contribution to the  the SOS Facebook $ Fund HERE. Or via our PayPal "Contribute Now" link, below. Thank you!  



Our resistance continues ~ Save Old Saugatuck was formed in 2003 to stop Felix Charney, of Summit Saugatuck LLC, from destroying an historic Westport, CT neighborhood. His development plans will encompass every one of these streets: Ferry Lane West, Hiawatha Lane, Indian Hill Road, Davenport Ave.,  Heritage Court, Dr. Gillette Circle, Hiawatha Lane Extension, and West End Avenue. 

Charney is trying to convince the Westport Conservation Commission that land on Hiawatha Lane Extension is suitable for 187 units of rental housing, and that there is no problem with water, existing wetlands and watercourses in this area, when in fact, it is totally unsuitable for any plan that calls for a combined total of five, three, and four-story buildings. 

This area has long been recognized as an area of wetlands, that is frequently saturated with water, and historically has severely limited building permitted. 

We are encouraging friends, neighbors and concerned citizens to please share pictures of the flooding that already steadily occurs with the overflow of waterways going through the Hiawatha Lane Extension area.... or any other items you feel relevant... and all are invited to share their present stories and remembrances of this area when it was considered “swampland.  

If you have any questions or want to know how you can lend further support or help, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Let’s achieve one more victory for ourselves in our 15-year fight to Save Old Saugatuck.



Carolanne Curry


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Save Old Saugatuck

29 Hiawatha Lane Extension, 

Westport, CT.  06880



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