Anyone who says "Cos Cob is all existent on Putnam Avenue" or wonders "What sense of community?" clearly doesn't know this close knit, wonderful neighborhood very well. As news of the proposed development by Greenwich Reform Synagogue on Orchard Street trickled out residents reacted with shock and anger and they are uniting in opposition to the project.
There are many reasons for this, none of which have to do with the religious nature of the building.
Firstly, is an inappropropriate development for a site where three houses were turned down at wetlands in 2008 for too intensive use of land.
Traffic is already a major problem on Orchard between Central Middle School, Greenwich High, and Stanwich School, and given that our children walk to school along Orchard and streets like Valleywood, which is used as a cut through to Orchard by too many people and which has no sidewalks, the idea of adding another institution with more traffic is anathema to parents concerned with our children's safety.
I could go on about the reasons why this is an extremely bad idea for our neighborhood, but instead I urge you to come to the meeting tonight and learn how to join the fight with the 200 neighbors who've already signed up.
COS COB FAMILIES FIGHTING FOR RESIDENTIAL RIGHTS
MEETING NOVEMBER 20TH 7PM COS COB FIRE HOUSE (enter door on Sinawoy)
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