unofficial "About Town" version of...
X I S T I N G L A N D U S
E 2 0 0 8 :
The unofficial Land Use 2008 map of Weston, Connecticut with analysis
LAND USE LEGEND:
Residential, Open Space, Public-Semi Public, Roads,
Utilities, Commercial, Vacant. No Industrial uses (mills, toy
factory, axe tools all gone; historic districts located along
Weston, Lyons Plains and Ladder Hill Roads.
* Please note
that the color for "other open space" and "semi-public" are virtually
the same--"semi public" includes only the three churches in town.
Consider this mistake by "About Town" as a test--do you know where the
three houses of worship in Weston are located?
So what are
all those yellow but unsubdivided properties? What exactly is
U N O F F I C I A L M A P (NEW ONE IN PROGRESS) :
Answers to some questions
Update #1 -
large parcels still vacant.
NOTE: after consulting assessor's information, some are
subdivided but unbuilt, some are in "Forest" classification.
We have shown Weston Shopping Center's largest adjoining properties in
red (commercial), but only the front acres are in commerical use.
#2 - questions we have, still unanswered, regarding specific parcels
Update #3 - large parcels subdivided since the base map
developed (in progress).
did the reassessment company, we started our project at the top of
town, too! Still some questions about particular properties...and
"Crystal Lake" (a.k.a. the gravel pit) colored very light blue (as are
significant rivers and streams).
TO ENSURE THAT THIS IS
NOT MISTAKEN FOR AN OFFICIAL MAP, PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTS OF THE
WESTERLY SIDE OF TOWN ARE NOT INCLUDED.
Map above derives from an Aspetuck Land Trust 1992 base map, modified
in 1996 for another purpose by About Town (to locate non-conforming
lots); as open land was subdivided for homes, residential
added to the entire parcel, although there is open space within almost
all subdivisions available for public use, as per regulations.
uncertain, "About Town" checked online sources at the Town of Weston
website to determine the ownership and condition of particular
Please remember that anything on the Internet is not to be considered
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
- How many properties are there in Weston
in 2009 (including vacant land)? Ans. 4003
- Of these, how many are classified
"Commercial?" Ans. 11, including 3 "vacant" properties.
- Residential - Ans. - added together = 3705
residences? Ans. 3489 PLUS...
Single-family properties with apartments?
Ans. 98 PLUS...
"Multi-house" category - we assume it is the
residences with outbuildings of significant size - how many in
Weston? Ans. 118
records, as received from the Weston Department of Information
- How about "municipal" property with and
w/o buildings? Ans. 78 properties of which 8 contain
buildings. NOTE: This category includes 22 "public purpose"
properties??? We will check
NOTE: Residential development map shows opportunities for development...full
scale redevelopment only after infrastructure improved (i.e.
public water and sewer)