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Notes In A Nutshell: Orange Town Plan And Zoning Commission

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Aug 042015
 

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 7.50.21 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the discussion that took place on the agenda items:

1. Meeting with Ms. Kathleen Conroy Cass to discuss use of former Enchanted Garden property at 461 Derby Avenue.

The discussion included the grandfathered use from Enchanted Gardens to St. Anthony’s Book & Gift Shop.

Chairman Walter Clark seemed to be in favor of the plans throughout most of the discussion with the idea of selling seasonal flowers — mums in fall, poinsettia at Christmas. stating that any non-conforming use should be changed to conforming as soon as possible.

He also added that a fence should be erected to keep people from parking in the grass thereby extending the parking area. And the building also cannot be extended.

He insisted that the name reflect the approved use of the property.

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 8.09.11 PMThe woman who spoke for Cass said Clark was biased and against the plans at the last meeting and that it was filmed and on the record. She said if they are forced to JUST be a florist shop and not sell other items, the business will not succeed.

She added that forcing them to change the name of their business on the sign is a violation of their First Amendment Rights.

The former owner sent in a letter requesting the commission approve Cass’s application as she is an established business owner in Shelton and Derby and that she would be a great addition to the community.

Santo Galatioto and his wife also supported the plans and encouraged the Commission to approve it.

Commission Member Ralph Aschettino said he felt the proposal is a good one and would be an improvement to what is there now. “As a board we are elected to make decisions,” he said. “This is not substantially different from the former use.”

Ozzie Parente said he was concerned with the extra conditions that were being placed on the new owner.

The decision went to a vote with a 3-1 approval (Clark said Nay) “Welcome to Orange”

2. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – 260 BULL HILL LANE. – Submitted by NCC Orange/CT Associates Limited Partnership. For a proposed lot line revision and property size reduction (former Builders Square Building).

Discussion: The building has been bought by someone who intends to clean it up.

For now, this site plan application was unanimously approved.

3. Review of the Minutes from the July 7, 2015 meeting.

approved

6. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Buttonball property is still an issue and legal action is being taken against the owner and the fines are around $30,000 to date.

There are several anti-blight issues that went out that were resolved immediately.

Blight at 339 Boston Post Road, Enchanted Gardens lawn needs to be mowed, Paul Dinice is hitting the road giving warnings for illegal signs, Residents with Bamboo on the property are being addressed. Lakeview and Ravenswood site is being discussed.

Executive Session ****

The Commission voted on contacting Planametrics to do more work for the Town.

 

Property Transfers In Orange July 23-Aug. 3

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Aug 032015
 

home-for-sale-sold-signTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property transfers filed with his office from our last publication through Aug. 3.

325 Juniper Drive, $343,500, Irina Rosewater to Michael Hessberger, filed on July 27.

718 Derby Milford Road, $425,000, Robert Ehorn to Thomas Rizzotti, filed on July 27.

370 Haystack Hill Road, $359,900, Ciro Tacinelli to Jonathan Hawes, filed on July 27.

520 Howellton Road, $310,000, Peter Mueller to Jacqulyn Mitchell, filed on July 28.

373 Old Silo Road, $395,000, Juan Haydu Tr to Gabriele Agnello, filed on July 28.

933 Ox Yoke Road, $279,000, Lawrence Wechsler to James Ray, filed on July 28.

138 Sunrise Hill Circle, $432,671, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Mary Ann Facenda, filed on July 29.

398 Old Country Road, %337,000, 395 Old Country Road, Marisa Honig to Richard Ricard, filed on July 29.

230 Karen Drive, $339,900, Michael Dorney to Richard Hardt Jr. , filed on July 30.

241 Deerfield Lane, $480,206.78, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Lawrence Forte, filed on July 30.

846 Hillcrest Road, $299,900, Susan Smith to Danielle Izzo, filed on July 31.

773 Orange Center Road, $352,000, Kathryn B. Freda Revocable Trust to Margaret Edgar, filed on July 31.

367 Old Silo Road, $414,500, Robert Jalette to Marc Fairty, filed on Aug. 3.

668 Estelle Court, $540,000, Gian Varbaro to Mei Shao, filed on Aug. 3.

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Development: Warehouse Space Available on Route 1

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Jul 302015
 

for leaseDo you need warehouse space in a convenient location, this may be what you are looking for.

Three warehouse units totaling 12,626 sqft available for lease at 464 Boston Post Road, located at the busy intersection of Orange Center and Route 1 near Home Depot. Plenty of parking.

7,900 sqft for $2,500 month; 2,200 sqft rear lower level space for $895 month; and 2,500 sqft for $1,550 month.

For information or to see it, call Fred Messore at Colonial Properties at 203-795-8060 or 203-988-6298 or e-mail at [email protected]

Property Transfers: Orange Sales July 1-22

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Jul 272015
 

home-for-sale-sold-signTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this latest list of property transfers filed with his office between July 1 and July 22.

584 Grassy Hill Road, $415,000, Judith Ode to Casey Bjorkdahl, filed on July 1

140 Sunrise Hill Road, $461,616, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Cathy Markle, filed on July 1

Commercial Property, $2,140,000, Three hundred thirty nine Boston Post Road Assoc. to CT Center For Child Development, filed on July 6

12 Goose Lane, $467,689, Sunrise Hill Estates to Michael Riordan Jr., filed on July 6

353 Woodlane Lane, $532,500, Donald Acker to Scott Rocchio, filed on July 13

993 Willard Road, $509,000, Peter Macchiarelli to Joseph Kim, filed on July 14

568 Meetinghouse Circle, $285,500, Stella C. Smith Est to Bryan Knight, filed on July 15

458 Clement Lane, $365,000, Anthony Johns to Donald Acker, filed on July 16

438 Old Tavern Road, $575,000, Richard Beattie to Robert Curis, filed on July 16

217 Deerfield Lane, $529,442, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Jane Maretz, filed on July 17

257 Harvester Road, $250,000, Joseph Seymour to David Pantalone, filed on July 20

831 Oakwood Road, $436,000, Nadine Schwab Revocable Trust to Johanna Westermann, filed on July 21

853 Birchwood Drive, $400,000, Debra Britz to Elena Obymachow, filed on July 22

631 Aspen Lane, $589,900, Claudia Heyman to Rebekah Melville Neklesa, filed on July 22

1017 Opekun Road, $259,000, Ndrek Kimca to Katherine Sosnoff, filed on July 22

 

 

 

 

Open House: 4 Bedroom on Grassy Hill Road July 26 from 1-3 p.m.

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Jul 262015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 12.18.56 PMCome to this open house at 879 Grassy Hill Road. The most affordable new construction Colonial available in Orange.

Covered front porch and 3 car garage under construction in Turkey Hill District.  Has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 9-foot ceilings, large open floor plan invites you in from the garage/mudroom.

Granite kitchen with island opening to dining area with slider to patio. Huge family room with gas fireplace.  Formal living and dining rooms too.

All hardwood floors on the first floor and second floor hall. Crown moulding first and second floors.

Large master suite with two walk-in closets, gorgeous master bath with jetted tub and shower/double sinks. Recessed lighting, gas heat and tankless hot water, city water, Energy Star rated home.

Awesome level 1.4 acre lot in an excellent location near Route 15, Route 34 and convenient to Route 8.

3,000 sq ft living space for $665,000

BUSINESS: 9,540 sf Retail Building For Sale

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Jul 212015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.20.31 AMIf you are looking to open a business in Orange, or relocate your current business, here’s a 9,540 sf Retail building now available in a prime location on the Boston Post Road.

The Commercial/Retail space is located at 320 Boston Post Road.

Why rent when you can own? Brokered by Colonial Realty, it is available for $995,000.

Interested? Contact David S. Gorbach, SIOR at 203-367-4087 or e-mail [email protected]

Open House: 885 Indian Hill Road, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, July 19

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Jul 182015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 5.01.22 PMIf you’re looking for a charming 3 bedroom,1.5 bath home on a beautiful 0.82 acre lot, here it is! Visit the Open House at 885 Indian Hill Road on Sunday, July 19 from 1-3 p.m.

Living areas have an unusual layout on several levels, adding interest and unexpected privacy. Wonderful1,468 sqft home, plenty of space, yet cozy. Entertaining is a breeze, especially this summer, when the deck off the kitchen will create a natural gathering place off the usual gathering place.

Too hot outdoors? Turn on the AC!

Backs up to Water Authority property, walking Distance to Maltby Lakes through the walking & running trails, quiet wooded setting, but ten minutes from downtown. This one’s a keeper for just $279,000.

Has an Unfinished basement.

MLS #: N10051390

Open House: 3 Bedroom Home on Woodruff Road, July 12, 12 – 2 p.m.

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Jul 042015
 

w592-h-qOpen House 838 Woodruff Road. Orange, next Sunday, July 12 from 12 to 2 p.m.

$285,000 Reduced asking price

Lovely 1,481 sq ft single family home on quiet street. 3 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bathroom. Newer septic. Rear deck nice yard. Mature plantings. Some upgrades to main family bath. 1/2 Bath outfitted w/stackable washer/dryer.

Offered by Weichert Realtors

MLS ID: N353080

 

 

Eli’s Is Coming To Orange This Month

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Jul 042015
 

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.16.07 AM285 Boston Post Road has been home to a few memorable eateries in the past 10 years: Red River Grill; Equinox Diner; Orange Family Diner; Lushe’s Diner and most recently the Redfish Grill.

One may wonder how so many businesses can fail in such a prime piece of real estate, located on the Boston Post Road with easy access from Old Tavern Road.

The answer is simple – Rental fees that devoured every cent of profit they took in.

But things will be different when Eli’s opens its Orange Restaurant in July. Why? The owners of Eli’s, which also has successful restaurants in Milford, Branford and Hamden decided to BUY the building, not rent.

The $1,680,000 purchase was filed with the Orange Town Clerk’s office on April 1.

Residents have expressed their excitement about having an Orange Eli’s. We wish them luck and look forward to their opening this month.

 

 

Property Transfers: Here’s What Sold in Orange April 24 – June 17

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Jun 292015
 

sold_sign_400Town Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of Property Transfers in the town of Orange:

600 Fawn Drive, $299,250, Joseph Pelaccia to Aaron Pelaccia, filed at Town Hall on April 24

1014 Abbey Court, $325,000, Scott Howard Revocable Living Trust to David Chang, filed on April 29

339 Lincoln Road, $312,000, Michelle Bailey Hocker to James Budds, filed on May 1

431 Taulman Road, $354,000, Wunda Pangu to Sarah Tonucci, filed on May 1

228 Hyland Terrace, $292,250, Barbara P. Scarpa to Carlos Alves, Filed on May 4

138 Sunrise Hill Circle, $474,882, Sunrise Hill Estates LLC to Nicholas Scalisi, filed on May 4

Land at 84 Merry Meet Circle, $500,000, Farm River Estates LLC to Edward R. Tuohy IV, filed on May 11

594 Summit Drive, $325,000, Ronald I Sherman Trust to Sidney Siu Bun Yu, filed on May 11

419 Peck Lane, $215,000, Four Hundred Nineteen Degennaro LLC to Urszula Kaplinski, filed on May 12

641 Lakeview Road, $324,000, Caitlin Rossi to Matthew Tremper, filed on May 19

1063 Orange Center Road, $330,000, People’s United Bank to Matthew McKenzie, filed on May 21

453 Taulman Road, $306, 500, Charles A Moore to Kaitlyn D Cimino, filed on May 26

818 Riverside Drive, $255,000, Gary S Rimler to Salvatore Civale, filed on May 27

131 Englewood Drive, $410,000, Cheryl Waskiewicz to Anuj Sonawala, filed on May 27

524 Racebrook Road, $249,900, Helen Marie Maiorano Est to Damian Silverstrim, filed on May 29.

464 Alling Farm Road, $295,000, Margaret C Stowe to Christopher Lourenco, filed on June 1

93 New Haven Avenue, $339,000, Marcia A Tompkins to Andrew Townsend, filed on June 1

595 Cedar Grove, $500,000, George C Barletta to Evan Pelaccia, filed on June 3

540 Bishop Drive, $401,700, Christopher Gaglione to Mirla Minaya, filed on June 4

Commercial Property (Address unknown) $9,744,531, filed on June 5

558 Ridge Road, $239,069, Peter J Cavallaro to Kimberly Bennett, filed on June 9

Commercial Property at 111 Boston Post Road, 810,000, One Hundred Eleven Post Road to Filikoli LLC, filed on June 15