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Price Chopper is the anchor store

The Quarry on RT 67 is in front of the zoning board and will have a continuation of the public hearing tomorrow evening June 2nd. Along with stores there will be 125 housing units in the mixed use development. Now's your chance to ask about how much traffic will be on 67, how many children are expected to be living there, and who will pay for the sewers to be brought up from West St. to the Quarry. The town or the developer? Will there be a burden on the town schools and it's resources. Find out at the town hall 7 pm.
Linda Czaplinski June 02, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Dave, my notes indicate that it is a 150 unit housing project. I must stress that Haynes called the project a '3 legged stool' meaning the housing, retail and professional pieces are interdependent and cannot succeed if we cut one leg. This concerns me personally because the project is being touted as retail/community for all of Oxford yet the statement intimates that without the housing component it is not expected that the rest of the town will be interested enough to carry the retail and professional aspects. It looks/sounds like an isolated community that wants to append itself to the balance of the town's resources.
Publicola June 02, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Has the scent of a Trojan horse. Beware Oxford. Encourage all to ask questions and speak out against this.
Katie June 02, 2014 at 08:17 PM
I also have in my notes 150 units with "approximately" 360 residents. That seems low to me. With only 30 children...also seems low. Don't forget, along with Price Chopper, there is a Starbucks (located in the Price Chopper), a bank, a restaurant, and room for multiple other vendors. Apparently these other vendors are already banging down the door to get into this development - which will just lead to MORE empty storefronts in town (if this is true). I am unable to attend tonight. I hope the public is there voicing their opinions.
Bonnie June 06, 2014 at 07:09 AM
I was not able to attend this meeting however I hope there will be more meetings in the future. My take on the housing is that our schools already have too many kids in each classroom, our children do not have enough support on an individual level in the classroom as it is. All we need to do is add more kids for our teachers to try to teach. Our teachers already have enough on their plate, they do their best now but to put more kids in their classrooms is just not good for our children and their education. Route 67 is already too crowed, people drive too fast up that road, I can not pull out onto 67 where there's not a traffic light without taking my life into my own hands. Too many times I've pulled out into 67 near a corner and have almost gotten hit by a car driving 60mph. We don't need more cars! We will need more police in town and where's that money coming from? Us tax payers? There's way too many cons about this project than there's pros. Tommy K's plaza is just about empty and there's a new shopping plaza being built next to that one? I do agree that Stop & Shop needs some competition but I don't think Route 67 in Oxford is the answer! The old Ames plaza in Seymour (1 exit away) needs an anchor store... What's wrong with price chopper moving in there?
town news June 08, 2014 at 10:35 AM
It's amazing to think any business would like to take a chance here in CT. Unfortunately I think most of the retail and office space will be empty. housing will be the main goal of this development. Just look at all the empty buildings already here in town and now we'll get another empty strip mall that will become a tax liability to us. Anyone remember this articular? http://bethwood.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/forbes-connecticuts-economy-among-worst-in-nation_9baae969

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