6/2/2022 - Great Island Public Information

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August 9, 2022 Update:

Over the past few months, Town of Darien officials, staff and consultants have been hard at work completing due diligence, reviewing documentation and land records and seeking to resolve any issue necessary to complete the acquisition of the Great Island property. On Thursday, August 4, the Town and the Steinkraus family mutually agreed to amend the purchase contract in order to extend the diligence period and take the necessary steps to address the outstanding issues and complete the purchase that will result in making Great Island available to our community for years to come. The Town remains excited about the purchase of Great Island and looks to finalize its work and close the transaction as soon as possible.


The Darien Board of Selectmen hosted an information session on the proposed purchase of Great Island. The presentation included a virtual tour of the property, and the possibilities for future use. Local leaders discussed the purchase and approval process. Residents were encouraged to attend the meeting. Public comments on this once in a lifetime opportunity were shared at the meeting and submitted via email to

Board of Selectmen meeting on June 6, 2022 Video *

*At this meeting (19:00 minutes into the meeting), First Selectman Monica McNally presented commentary during the slide presentation on Great Island. Selectman Jon Zagrodzky (formerly the Chairman of the Board of Finance) explains financial aspects of the purchase.

Public Information Session on June 9, 2022 Video
Board of Finance meeting on June 15, 2022 Video
RTM Vote on Great Island on June 27, 2022 Video

Power Point Presentation on Great Island: click here. Public Information Session (6/9/22) - financial slide #6 updated 

Drone Video of Great Island: click here. (6/6/22)