Bergstressers: Neighbor to Neighbor Construction Inappropriate on Tomes Higgins House Property

To the Editor:

We are writing to express our concern regarding the proposed construction of a retail type building by Christ Church on a portion of the Tomes Higgins House property for use by Neighbor to Neighbor.

We are a supporter of Neighbor to Neighbor but find this plan to be inappropriate for the location.

We have seen the proposed and real destruction of historic buildings and the loss of open spaces.

This project would continue that process by building an inappropriate structure distracting from  the beauty of the setting and utilizing open space which is significant to the setting of the house, the church and across the street, what is left of a former Town Green already reduce by the construction of a parsonage.

We suggest that the application be rejected and the applicant be directed to find a more appropriate location on the Post Road in a commercial area.

 Sincerely,
Richard and Jean Bergstresser
Greenwich

See also:

Neighborly Relations Deteriorate over Proposed Neighbor-to-Neighbor Food Pantry Building

Standing Room Only at P&Z as Neighbor to Neighbor Defends New Building to Adjacent Condo Residents

Granoff Architects’ revised rendering of Neighbor’s proposed food pantry and clothing distribution building. Oct 4, 2016

Granoff Architects’ revised rendering of Neighbor’s proposed food pantry and clothing distribution building. Oct 4, 2016

  • downtown girl

    Where were all the “supporters” of Neighbor to Neighbor when, a number of years ago, N2N went through a lengthy search for a suitable site, or during the years of negotiating with Christ Church and drawing up plans for the new building? Suddenly, at the 11th hour, they come out of the woodwork to object. If they had put the same energy and resources into genuine support for the organization, we would probably be having a different conversation today.

    And with all the talk about disturbing historical settings, I don’t see much outrage over the proposed demolition of two 19th century homes elsewhere in town.