Modular Project Headed for the Drain

Updating a story we ran Feb. 18, 2013 concerning Ridgefield Modular Home Corp.’s application to build a modular housing complex comprised of six units in two buildings in Ridgefield, Conn., according to ridgefieldpatch the Inland Wetlands Board (IWB) intends to deny the application based on insufficient information about drainage and its impact on the wetlands area. Tom Beecher, attorney for the Planning and Zoning Commission/IWB, says, “The applicant submitted three to four distinct plans for the project, specifically drainage plans, but on the last night, everyone got over 75 pages worth of data from the applicant, and then the applicant closed the door on any meaningful review of that. The chair and others asked that the applicant continue the hearing. The applicant refused.” Additionally, Ridgefield Modular’s engineer said the water retention system was designed to handle a 100 year storm, but he admitted after questioning drainage is sufficient to handle only a 50 year storm. MHProNews has learned, based on current information, the commission and the IWB will deny the application, which the IWB must do by March 5.

(Photo credit: ridgefieldpatch–proposed site for modular units)

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