An application proposing to divide an Old Farm Road estate near Darien’s Tokeneke tax district into four separate building lots has raised concerns among residents of the private neighborhood. The applicant doesn’t propose any changes to the existing buildings but is looking to make the estate more appealing to potential buyers by dividing the property into individual lots of more than an acre.
There are already four families living on the property and the project would add new driveways facing Old Farm Road and Homewood Lane for accessing the separate lots. The applicant, the Estate of Anne C. Cary, also owns another property adjacent the subdivision area. During public hearings for the property, residents of Tokeneke expressed concerns that subdividing the property for new developments could adversely affect traffic and drainage in their neighborhood and impact their ability to maintain the private portions of the roads.