New Fitness Club On Feb. 6 Plan And Zoning Agenda

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Feb 032018

TP&Z Chair Ozzy Parente

The Town Plan And Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

1. Request to locate Cheshire Fitness Zone at 564 Racebrook Road. Former William Orange Realty and Caldwell Banker Real Estate.

2. Review of the Minutes from the January 16, 2018, Meeting.

3. Request by the Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy Hebrew Day to extend the time limit to use and occupy temporary classrooms.

4. Old Business.

5. New Business.

PUBLIC HEARINGS 7:30 p.m. *(3)

6. *APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Jerome Spector Revocable Trust and Janet Cesanek. For property known as 772 Derby Milford Road. For two accessory structures which are already located on the property. One building is 20’ by 16’ and a second building is 11.9’ x 24’.

The application is submitted in accordance with Section 383-26 I (3)(a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations. A larger ground coverage and height in excess of 15’ is requested. (Continued from January 16, 2018, meeting.)

7. *PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS -Submitted by Richard Meisenheimer. To Amend the Orange Zoning Regulations relative to Article XII – PRD Planned Residential Development Regulations.

8. *RESUBDIVISION APPLICATION -Submitted by Philomena & Estate of John LaViola, Sr.For property known as 400 Narrow Lane, Orange, CT. To Re-Subdivide 8.5 Acres (7.71 in Orange, CT; 0.79 in Milford, CT). Zoning District – Residential RES in Orange, CT; R-12.5 in Milford, CT.

Plan & Zoning: Special Exception Sought For Retail Business

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Jan 162017

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

There is one item on the agenda:

1.  Old Business.

2.  New Business.


  • APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE.  For property known as 273 Indian River Road, Orange, CT.  Submitted by Indian River Development, LLC – Michael Lipset, Member.  The Tenant, Brian Johanson, d.b.a. Dark Side Performance, LLC, will be using a portion of the existing building for the fabrication and installation of performance automobile parts.  He is seeking to provide retail sales of the manufactured parts.

Town Plan & Zoning Agenda For Tuesday

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Oct 052014

Chairman Beau Clark

Chairman Beau Clark

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission has a very short agenda for this week’a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

1. Review of draft “Outdoor Storage & Outdoor Displays” regulations.

2. Review of request by the Orange Economic Development Corp. for a proposed zone change.

3. Old Business.

4. New Business.

5. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.



Submitted by Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, Inc. for property known as 150 Derby Avenue. The proposal is to construct a 2,503 sq. ft. addition to an existing synagogue to be used for religious purposes. (Continued from the September 2, 2014 meeting.)

Notes In A Nutshell: Town Plan & Zoning Aug. 19

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Aug 192014

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.36.14 PMThe Town Plan And Zoning Commission met tonight at Town Hall.

Following are the agenda items and discussions that took place:

  1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6.  The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company.  Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.

Discussion: The applicant hired attorney Brian Stone, who asked that the subject be postponed until the next meeting.

  1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION, ARCHITECTURAL SUPPLEMENT – Submitted by Kin Properties for property known as 130 Boston Post Road. For proposed façade work.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.39.32 PMDiscussion: Kathy McDavid, store manager explained that current aluminum facade is chipping and unattractive, would be replaced with stucco.

Chairman Clark said proposed material does not comply with the town’s preferred materials regulation. He suggested incorporating stone or brick.

McDavid could not reach the architect by phone, so Clark said instead of denying the application, it would be continued to the next meeting.

3.  Review of draft “Outdoor Storage & Outdoor Displays” regulations.

Discussion: Town Attorney Vin Marino presented the draft.

In short
big stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s would bring in a site plan showing the parking lot, where merchandise would be on display and the amount of time it would be displayed outside the store, in order to obtain TP&ZC approval.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.42.50 PMSidewalks would have to comply with ADA regulations so customers in wheel chairs would be able to get by safely.

Stores like Porch and Patio, Christmas Tree Shops and AC Moore should not have merchandise on the sidewalks, which is a safety issue, as it forces people to walk in the parking lot.

Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice said the two Garden Center stores often get large shipments of bulky materials, such as mulch for seasonal sales that wind up outside the store.

Clark suggested perhaps separating stand alone stores and multi-tenant stores.

Commissioner Judy Smith Morgan said maybe the regulations should gear more toward the size of the establishment.

Commissioner Ralph Aschettino said a 6-foot sidewalk with two way pedestrian traffic may be too tight.

After considering all the discussions, Marino said he would work on the draft and present it at the next meeting.

  1.  Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 7.43.59 PM• Firelight Plaza issued an abatement order. An Outdoor dining area is not approved

A dumpster enclosure is in disrepair, construction has been done without the proper permits.

• The owner and a tenant at — address? — would be sited for violations and anti-blight regulation issues. (commercial trucks, messy, machinery outside)

• Foreclosed properties that are in violation of the anti-blight regulations. Dinice is going to inspect several of them.

• Cars for sale in commercial parking lots must be removed.


8.   *APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Mike LaRocco for property known as 119 Old Tavern Road.  The proposal is to construct an addition to an existing garage.   A larger ground Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 8.03.58 PMcoverage is requested as per Section 383-26 I (3) (a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

Discussion: Clark said some residents reported that LaRocco repairs cars as a side job and this is not an allowed use, BUT the remainder of the application meets all criteria, and should be approved. He added that the LaRocco’s property is immaculate and well kept. The request passed unanimously.

  1. APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by New Haven Hebrew Day Inc. for property known as 261 Derby Avenue.  The proposal is to create and provide temporary classroom space to accommodate current student levels at an existing school.  Approximately 20 students will be using the space at any one time between the school hours of 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Discussion: The rear of the school has the most foot traffic so the school administrator asked that the temporary trailer (for up to 2 years) would be parked there and used for the girls’ High School.

Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 8.07.12 PMClark said, in terms of regulations the trailer would be considered a building.

The trailer would have air conditioning and heat, the egress would be facing the existing building for safety reasons.

Clark said it meets all the criteria and there has never been any problems with traffic etc.

The application was unanimously approved with the addition of “after two years the temporary trailer would be revisited.”