SAVE SOUTH HALL

SAVE SOUTH HALL

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!

Lori Mazzola started this petition to RIDGEFIELD CT TOWN RESIDENTS

SAVE SOUTH HALL

Letter of Support 

We are asking town residents to sign a petition of support only to convert St. Stephen’s South Hall on Main Street to an educational/living facility for 8 adults with disabilities.

Currently South Hall is up for sale. Three senior leaders of the church, Reverend Whitney Altopp and vestry members Jack Herr and Chris Fallon are leaning towards the full sale of South Hall and its property to builders/developers over Ability Beyond’s proposal of housing adults with disabilities.

In an initial discussion(s) with Ability Beyond, First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Affordable Housing Committee Chairman Dave Goldenberg, the three St Stephens leaders stated that their vision is to sell South Hall so they can (upgrade) enlarge St. Stephen’s current parking lot.

South Hall is currently for sale for and the cost of the parking lot upgrade (will) when all is said and done cost (close to) approximately $800,000 or more. 

Ability Beyond has offered upon agreement to immediately take over all maintenance of South Hall and its property. Ability Beyond would fully renovate the interior of South Hall bringing it completely up to code but (would) leave the historic facade (outside structure) in place. They offered to (rent) lease South Hall for $1.00 per month which would allow St. Stephens to retain full ownership of their property/asset - but with none of the cost. Basically the same type of lease (as) ACT Theatre (does) has with the town. 


Parishioners of St. Stephen’s have (petitioned) repeatedly that Altopp, Herr and Fallon (to) not only share Ability Beyond’s proposal with them but want it discussed and to have a voice in (the) what the ultimate decision on South Hall will be. These requests have been ignored.


Just recently these same leaders have told Ability Beyond if they want South Hall they need to purchase it at market value.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!