HISTORIC NEW CANAAN, CT INN LIKELY TO BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT

CONCERNED RESIDENTS ASK FOR HELP TO SAVE 1740 ROGER SHERMAN INN

New Canaan, CT, USA – February 25, 2017:  Bad news for New Canaan as its Historic Landmark, Roger Sherman Inn, is likely to be partially or wholly soon demolished.

The Inn is older than the United States.  Built in 1740 when millions of buffalo still roamed, it endured the Revolutionary, Civil and 2 World Wars and is loved by generations.

The plan requiring demolition requires a zone change – it is not currently the right of the owners. To give owners a $5M contract sale price, on Tue Feb 28th 7 PM, P&Z has been asked to change the zoning from Commercial (Historical) to 6 house Residential on 1.9 acres – both nonconforming in a 1-acre zone.

If demolished, New Canaan will have no hotels. It is also the last of 3 Historical Inns that remained (Maples Inn demolished in 2011 – by the same developer – and Melba Inn demolished in 2004).

P&Z can protect valuable assets – the ten-year town plan cites “Preserve Historic Resources.”

Concerned? Contact P&Z by Feb 28th:  Steve.Palmer@newcanaanct.gov Fax: 203-594-3127