Letter: Does Greenwich want to be a town or a city?

To the editor,

The recent onslaught of proposals to build gigantic building compounds in downtown Greenwich raises the question as to whether Greenwich will remain a town or become a sprawling city. The unfortunate “Affordable Housing” incentives are giving developers a golden opportunity to override local zoning wishes, and transform our community. Not only are many historic areas threatened, even more importantly, a way of life is being threatened.

Greenwich should use its wealth to build more affordable housing directly. The current state legislation is giving developers an opportunity to ruin a way of life that has been meaningful to more than 60,000 people for almost 400 years. Change is often a good thing, but these projects should be out of bounds. Let’s be sensible, and try to overturn the state’s poorly thought out legislation on affordable housing so that we can do it right.

Russell S. Reynolds, Jr.

Greenwich