Greenwich Time reports (actual, original reporting, too) that the Rockefellers are selling off large chunks of their Glenville holdings to a Ruskie, who will be developing it, it seems, instead of them. This is probably a good thing for Greenwich taxpayers – the Rocks are currently paying just $2,800 for their 124 acres off Glenville/Zaccheus Mead roads, using the break given by state law to “forest land”.
In the past year, neighbors on Zaccheus Mead Road have argued that the Rockefeller company is attempting to create an entry road off their small, sought-after street in an effort to provide desirable addresses for future developments on the 124-acre parcel, noting that Zaccheus Mead carries more cachet than Glenville Road. The land corporation denies these claims, maintaining that its temporary road is used for the sole purpose of carrying out forest and wetland beautification efforts on the property.
When asked whether there were plans for a subdivision and residential development on the property, corporate shill and former Greenwich Affordable Housing head [snicker] Jonathan Delafield DuBois told Greenwich Time, “there are no plans, no commitments have been made.
‘And no commitments have been given that they won’t be made,” he continued. “So for the moment we’re engaged in forestry to improve the conservation quality of the land.”
One might assume that Attorney DuBoise, as the self-appointed spokesman for the poor of Greenwich, has been advocating the creation of 750 units of moderate-income housing for the land, but we’ll have to see whether that assumption pans out.