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Candidates Facts on POCD Inaccurate

Candidates Facts on POCD Inaccurate

To the editor,

In a recent Letter by Spencer Rubin, Republican candidate for the Woodbridge Board of Zoning Appeals (ZBOA), I have to assume he has not read the draft Plan of Conservation & Development (POCD) that he attacks as his letter contains numerous misstatements.

Contrary to Mr. Rubin’s statement that the Plan does not encourage graduate students and young professionals to live in our Village District, the Plan actually encourages it.

As to the Country Club of Woodbridge property, Mr. Rubin states that the POCD “makes a number of changes to our zoning regulations that would allow building a large age-restricted development on the CCW property”. This is false. In fact, the POCD states that the property should be studied for all possible uses, including age restricted housing and open space. I remind him that the POCD cannot make any zoning changes.

Mr. Rubin’s claim of a proposed “rezon(ing) of the village district area to change a single family district to permit multifamily housing” is another false statement. First of all, multi-family housing is already permitted in the relevant area. The POCD suggests that the residences come within the protections of the existing village district regulations.

I hope that if Mr. Rubin is elected to the ZBOA he will familiarize himself with the existing zoning regulations.

On Monday, May 4, Woodbridge voters will have a chance to decide on the future of Woodbridge and I will be supporting Ellen Scalettar and her team. They are committed to robust public discourse based on facts.

Jeff Kaufman, Architect, AIA

Chair, Woodbridge Town Plan & Zoning Commission

 

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