It remains to be seen whether Ridgefield will see retail establishments along northern Route 7, but the town's zoners last week voted to continue the public hearing on the issue.
According to the Ridgefield Press, the proposed retail zone has since been whittled from 1.5 miles to nine-tenths of a mile in the wake of comments made at a public hearing on the issue earlier this year. Now, the proposed section consists of about 35 lots on 57 acres.
Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission expressed mixed feelings about the project at their work session on March 26, but agreed they had a duty to hear the public's feedback on it. Some zoners said they're charged with developing the town, while others said such a project like this would be irreversible.
In either case, by a vote of 8-1, the zoners voted to continued the public hearing until May 7.