City of Shelton purchases 7.3 acres with rock cliff for open space near rec path

The rock ledge on the Kassheimer property. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Gallagher)

The rock ledge on the Kassheimer property. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Gallagher)

The city has agreed to purchase 7.3 acres from the estate of Charles Kassheimer for $70,000.

The landlocked parcel is between Buddington Road and the Aspetuck Village complex, and close to the partially-developed Crab Apple Circle and Scotch Pine Drive in the Huntington Wood development.

This map shows the Kassheimer property (in red) and its proximity to the rec path (to the right) and to the Aspetuck Village community (to the left).

This map shows the Kassheimer property (in red) and its proximity to the rec path (to the right) and to the Aspetuck Village community (to the left).

The Shelton Conservation Commission has recommended buying the land for open space because it abuts the Shelton Lakes Rec Path and includes part of a cliff visible from the walking path.

Editor’s note: The last name of Kassheimer was incorrectly spelled as Kazimeyer in the print edition due to a computer spell-check error/change; we regret the mistake and any confusion it may have caused.

A view of the Kassheimer property that has been purchased by the city for open space. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Gallagher)

A view of the Kassheimer property that has been purchased by the city for open space. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Gallagher)

The rock ledge on the Kassheimer property. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Gallagher)

The rock ledge on the Kassheimer property. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Gallagher)

A map showing the land purchased for open space (shaded area), which is close to the partially developed Scotch Pine Drive and Crab Apple Circle (the roads that form a horseshoe below it), and Wesley Drive (the road that ends in a cul-de-sac to the lower right of the purchased land). A section of Buddington Road is visible in the far lower right corner of the map.

A map showing the land purchased for open space (shaded area), which is close to the partially developed Scotch Pine Drive and Crab Apple Circle (the roads that form a horseshoe below it), and Wesley Drive (the road that ends in a cul-de-sac to the lower right of the purchased land). A section of Buddington Road is visible in the far lower right corner of the map.

 

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