to believe that
this is Mr. DiPace's
if you know what I mean."
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Connect Dots,":
I'm 60 years old and have live in Enfield for the past 30 years in a Starr colonial. My wife and I are tired of climbing stairs and so we are considering an active adult community and would like to stay in Town. We have been speaking to a lot of our neighbors and friends and they feel likewise.
I've also been reading the newspaper and following your blog and have concluded that you don't have to go to Washington for shenanigans, there's plenty of it right here in our own Town government.
I read in the Journal Inquirer recently that the PZC want to declare a moratorium on these active adult communities. Jose Giner is quoted as saying that there has only been four approved. I think that's in the past five years.
Yet, the PZC Chairman, DiPace wants a moratorium because he's worry about what to do if a developer comes in with an application for 300 units.
I have also read all of the comments on this blog on this issue and I find it hard to believe that this is Mr. DiPace's real concern, if you know what I mean.
Let's face it, like all kinds of housing, active adult communities are market driven. Right now, the real estate market is softer than it's been in several years. So I don't think anyone is going to come in with an application for 300 units of anything.
But four things are for sure: 1)as more and more of us get older (and there's about 12,000 of us 55 or older in this Town), we want this kind of housing, 2) There's little of it available in this Town (70 or so units as per previous comments), and 3) The economic benefit to the Town is huge, and 4) You don't have to go to Washington for shenanigans, it's right here, called the Moratorium Shenanigans!
Posted by Anonymous to The Cool Justice Report at 3:27 PM