VERNON, CT (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The town of Vernon has put the kibosh on plans by TicketNetwork to open concert venue there when the town's planning and zoning commission voted 5-2 against the proposal
According to the Hartford Courant, TicketNetwork had been hoping for approval to open a 2,000 capacity amphitheater to be called TicketNetwork Forest and an adjacent 606-space parking lot on South Frontage Road in the town but failed to get the zoning committee to sign off. The zoning committee determined that the proposed shed was not an approved use of the property.
"Obviously we were very disappointed," said Don Vaccaro, TicketNetwork's CEO. "I think this is a venue that the people in this area really want."
TicketNetwork projected that the venue would stage 20 concerts a year and attract approximately 40,000 people to the proposed venue on an annual basis, a figure that proved to be offputting for some local residents. Some residents expressed concerns about excessive traffic, late night noise and worries that the venue would "destroy the neighborhood" the Hartford Courant said.
Other locals, including the Tolland Chamber of Commerce, supported the new venue, saying that the new shed would be a boon to the region's economy. TicketNetwork, based in Vernon, is already one of the town's largest supporters.
Ticketnetwork is currently weighing their options for appealing the decision. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers