The Country Club of Woodbridge property has received renewed attention lately for its development potential. It comes after the Zoning Commission loosened its restrictions on the Residential A zone, especially for properties with access to public water.
First Selectman Beth Heller announced that the town had received two proposals – outlines of which are posted on the town website, https://www.woodbridgect.org.
The town was scheduled to have a virtual Q&A session on Wednesday, September 28, for townspeople to hear about the more developed concept of the two. It involves the biggest part of the property with a large variety of housing, ranging from 1.5-acre plots with large houses to smaller-sized properties and several units for people 55 and over. It involves bike- and walkways as well as internal roads and driveways.
The developers promise to deed back to the town about 50 acres of the land, with the majority of it located southeast of Woodfield Drive, as a buffer to Route 15. They are also promising to update and open to the public several recreational facilities, such as the outdoor pool, tennis- and volleyball courts and more.
The second proposal, so far outlined only in a few broad strokes, involves the New England Brewing Co, which has looked for a “forever home” to allow it to grow beyond its current footprint off Amity Road. It would involve the brewery as well as ten housing units, some of which with an affordable component. In all, their proposal is to purchase 25 acres of the 150-acre property for $1.5 million.
By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent