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Pomerance and Tuchman Master Plan, Town of Greenwich, Connecticut

The Master Plan for Pomerance and Tuchman, prepared by: GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. with Historical Perspectives, Inc., will be published March 2024.

The Pomerance and Tuchman parcels together comprise 107 acres of open space, including the 4.6-acre Cos Cob Pond. The Pomerance property is 76 acres in size and was purchased by the Town in 2000. The Tuchman property is 31 acres in size and was purchased by the Town in 2007.

The two parcels are owned by the Town of Greenwich and are used as public open space, but currently do not have any formal protection from development. Establishing permanent protection on the parcels is one of the goals of the Master Plan, in addition to forming an overall vision for future improvements and management of the Site.

Master Plan goals include:

  • Establishing permanent protection from development for the parcels
  • Mitigating climate change impacts in the community through a well-stewarded
    public open space
  • Enhancing the site’s biodiversity and climate resilience
  • Identifying appropriate recreational uses and site improvements to accommodate usership
  • Identifying an appropriate strategy for celebrating the site’s unique history
  • Building community understanding of the project, site, and background during
    public engagement
  • Creating a master plan document that will serve as a guiding vision and as a resource for applying for funding

Proposed recommendations are grouped into six main areas of focus: open space protection, habitat, trails, mapping and signage, historic features, and park use and programming.

It is the opinion held by nearly all of the public meeting attendees and online survey participants that the Pomerance and Tuchman parcels should be permanently protected from development by formally designating the parcels as Open Space through a deed restriction.

Protecting the land from development is the highest priority recommendation of the master plan. The Site already serves as a rich open space resource to the surrounding community, and formally and legally protecting the land from development will allow this resource to last for generations to come.

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