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Notes In A Nutshell: Town Plan And Zoning

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Nov 072018
 

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission met on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Town Hall. The agenda was sparse, but it included two very important business presentations.

Winery on Route 34

There is some movement with the Vineyard on Derby Avenue.

The grapevines that were planted when the family first purchased the property are now established and they have submitted a zone change request including new plans in which they are requesting to extend the planting area from 3.5 acres to a total of 5 acres and a tasting room inside their building to highlight the wine they produce there.

The kitchen that was included in the initial application has been eliminated.

A single-family residence inside the building also has been eliminated from the plans.

During the public hearing portion of the meeting, neighbors aired their concerns about the business and the potential impact on the neighborhood.

Chairman Ozzie Parente tabled the issue until the next regular meeting after which the town attorney would have had a chance to look over the papers and the Zoning Enforcement officer would have provided some insight.

Former Stew Leonard’s Property

The second item on the agenda was in regards to the former Stew Leonards property.

The purchaser provided paperwork the shows a large parcel that would be left undeveloped to protect the wetlands.

The new business would be closed during weekends, and only open until 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The new owners would provide an attractive berm and tree buffer to keep the business from being seen from I-95 and Marsh Hill Road.

The company presenters were secretive about the identity of the business (we’ve heard it’s a FEDEX  or UPS shipping company.)

The Majority of traffic would be from Edison Road. A total of 273 vehicles – employees and truck traffic would enter/exit each day.

                     Positive impact on the community

More than half a million in tax revenue for the town, employment opportunities, employees shopping at existing Orange  businesses.

This meeting continued past 9:40 p.m. To see what else was discussed before it was continued, click on the OGAT On Demand button at the top Left of this page and search for the Nov. 7 TP&Z meeting.

 

Town Plan and Zoning Meeting Includes Plans For A Hotel And A Processing Facility

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Jul 042017
 

The Town Plan and Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall on Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the May 2 and May 16 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

PUBLIC HEARINGS 8:00 p.m. *(2)

5. APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – For the Sale and/or Processing of Agricultural Product ; For property known as 831 Derby-Milford Road. Submitted by Stephen Bespuda Jr. and Rachel Bespuda. For the raising of hay, corn, produce, cattle, poultry and pigs (To be called Cedar Hill Farm). Also proposed is the construction of a 14’ x 22’ structure with 4 parking spaces.

6. SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION – Submitted by the Hartford Lodging Partners, LLC for Estate of Dominic F. Farina, Trustee. For property known as 99 Marsh Hill Road; a.k.a. Assessor’s Map 8/3/4A. For the construction of a 4 story extended stay hotel with appurtenant parking, storage, and utilities. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION, SITE PLAN APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; and APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES, also have been filed.

7. APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL and FILLING – Submitted by the Hartford Lodging Partners, LLC for Estate of Dominic F. Farina, Trustee. For property known as 99 Marsh Hill Road; a.k.a. Assessor’s Map 8/3/4A. For required earth materials removal and filling in conjunction with the construction of a 4 story extended stay hotel with appurtenant parking, storage, and utilities.

Notes In A Nutshell: May 3 Town Plan and Zoning

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May 032016
 

Plan & ZoningThe Orange Town Plan And Zoning Commission met at Town Hall on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Before going into the public hearings, Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice addressed some blight issues in town.

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)

5. SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION for the conversion of a single family dwelling to accommodate an elderly apartment for property known as 1026 Field Drive, Orange. Submitted by property owner Susan D. Abate. To create an elderly apartment.

Discussion: Owner Vinny Abate addressed the Commission, stating that the section of the home would be used by his adult daughter. 

No construction is necessary and all department heads have signed off on the plans. 

The application passed unanimously. 

6. PETITION TO AMEND the Orange Zoning Map. Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC. To change the zoning designation of the subject property from LI-2/TODD Overlay to TODD. The submission includes a “concept plan” as required by the Orange Zoning Regulations.

The subject property is an 8.091-acre site located beyond the eastern end of Salemme Lane. It is bordered by Dichello Distributors to the south; CTDOT Railroad right-of- way to the east; Yale University West Campus to the north; and Salemme Lane/Town of Orange, N/F Salemme-Riccio, and N/F Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC to the west.

The parcel is currently undeveloped. The subject property is shown as “0 Marsh Hill Road,” containing 8.091 acres, on Map #2369 on file at the Orange Town Clerk’s office, and is designated by the Orange Assessor as Map/Block/Lot 3-1- 1.

Since all of the presented plans meet the town regulations. The Commission voted Unanimously to approve the zone change. 

NEXT: A site plan must be submitted.