Despite reference to a “four bedroom” town house on the website advertising units for The Heights at Darien, developer John McClutchy told The Darien Times Thursday that that reference is an error that will be corrected.
The income-restricted development will take the place of the current Allen O’Neill homes in Noroton Heights once renovation is complete.
McClutchy said though the description of the units include one, two, three and four bedroom units, the actual floor plan is correct. Under the “four bedroom” tab on theheightsdarien.com, the floor plan shows three bedrooms and another room described as an “office/den.”
Despite the description and lack of a closet, some neighbors have previously objected to the existence of the extra room, saying nothing will impede future tenants from using it as a fourth bedroom anyway.
Both Planning & Zoning Commission Chairman Fred Conze and Planning & Zoning Department Director Jeremy Ginsberg told The Darien Times that the plans were not approved for four bedroom units.
Ginsberg told The Darien Times that the website had already been brought to his attention, and he had written a letter to McClutchy to correct the website.
“As you know, four bedroom units are not allowed in the DMR zoning districts, and the zoning and building permit plans were specifically modified to eliminate all reference to four bedroom units,” Ginsberg said.
The redevelopment of the current Allen O’Neill homes, which would double the developments’ homes in density and received approval for $2.47 million of 9% low income tax credits from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority last year, kicked off in March.
The plan will double the current 53 single-family home units to 106 units. A ground-breaking ceremony was recently held at the site and was attended by Gov. Dan Malloy, and other town and state officials.
On Thursday afternoon, McClutchy told The Darien Times the website would be updated to accurately reflect the unit’s floor plan.