by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
IRVINGTON—The residents of Irvington spoke loud and clear last Tuesday night in opposition to a proposed planned unit development (PUD) ordinance.
Many left the Irvington Baptist Church meeting site asking, “Is the town’s planning commission listening?”
As the hearing progressed, Irvington resident Catherine Crabill asked, “Can I see a show of hands, who is against this?” A sea of hands waved across the fellowship hall where there was a standing-room-only crowd of about 125 for a public hearing on the proposal.
When Crabill asked who was in favor, one person, Jay Hugo, whose company owns Vineyard Meadows, raised his hand.
The PUD would allow for much greater density on three undeveloped properties in Irvington with over 20 acres.