The Valley Independent Sentinel in Ansonia, Connecticut, reports an application for development of two manufactured home communities in Oxford has been withdrawn by builder Garden Homes Management Corporation. The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) received a letter from Garden Homes president Richard K. Freedman in which he said, “You may dispose or recycle all submitted materials. I will not be re-using them.” Oxford Commons was to have 99 multi-section manufactured homes on 32 acres. Donovan Meadows’ plans included 14 age-restricted manufactured homes on 8.5 acres. The application was the subject of a lawsuit between the developer and the town, and there had been disagreement over application fees to the PZC as well as to the Oxford Conservation Commission, which oversees a nearby wetlands. Neighborhood opposition to both developments has been ongoing since Freedman first proposed his plans a couple of yeas ago. That application was denied by the PZC. Freedman said he withdrew the current application to make design changes and will re-submit it in a couple of months.
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