The Jamestown Press: Town eyes purchase of Carr Lane parcel

7-acre property would be subdivided for affordable housing, watershed protection


The town wants to purchase private property off North Main Road that would provide affordable housing while preserving the watershed of the main reservoir.

The lot at 91 Carr Lane is 6.7 acres with an existing house and garage. The front 1.2 acres, where the structures are sited, would be used for permanent affordable housing, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer. The southern 5.5 acres at the rear, which border North Pond, would be used as contiguous open space for watershed protection, she said.

The owners, Jim and Lisa Rafferty, approached the town with the proposition. The property was assessed at $550,000 in 2015, but Bryer said the terms still are being negotiated. She did, however, say the Raffertys were “amendable to a bargain sale.”

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