Preserving open space in Killingly
Open space is a rapidly disappearing commodity in Killingly. Houses and subdivisions are being built at a rate that hasn't been seen since the late 1980s, and the rural character of the town is changing. The growth rate is part of a cycle that is tied to the economy, and the increase in pressure for development is expected to continue for some time. Today people are willing to commute from Killingly to large centers of employment like Providence, Worcester, Hartford, and even Boston. They enjoy the slower pace of life in Killingly, and their time at home is a chance to escape the rat race of the workplace.
One of the roles of the Conservation Commission is to retain as much open space as possible before it is lost. If you are a property owner in town, this page will give you information about steps you can take to protect your property for future generations. Almost 80% of Northeast Connecticut's forestland, and virtually all of its actively farmed land, belongs to private individuals and families. More than any other group, they will decide what the region's landscape and environment will become in the years ahead.
It is strongly recommended that property owners consult with an attorney and/or tax consultant to determine the most appropriate tool for each situation.