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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.

New Member Appointed To Town Plan And Zoning Commission

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Jul 182017
 

First Selectman Jim Zeoli appointed resident Kevin Cornell to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission, he will make his first official appearance at tonight’s TP&Z meeting at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will address the proposed train station complex (apartments, retail, etc.)

It is up to the Commission to choose which one will become its new chairman. (Longtime chair Beau Clark recently moved out of town after getting married).

Agenda: April 18 TP&Z Commission Meeting

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Apr 132017
 

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall, Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the February 21, 2017 meeting.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

5. T.P.Z.C. Representation on the South Central Regional Council of Governments.

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(1)

6. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS – Upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission. To extend the Moratorium on TODD Development to June 30, 2017; to enable the TPZC to examine, study, and review the existing TODD Regulations.

7. APPLICATION FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS AS PER 8-30G OF THE CT GENERAL STATUTES – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC for property known as 65-69 Marsh Hill Road and 0 & 15 Salemme Lane. The mixed use development has underground parking, commercial and residential components. Sixty apartments are proposed. There will be 18 Affordable Units. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION has been submitted. (Continued from the February 21, 2017 meeting.)

Notes In A Nutshell: Town Plan & Zoning Commission July 7 Meeting

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Jul 072015
 

The Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets tonight, Tuesday, July 7 at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.39.51 PMFollowing is the Agenda:

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

Cass said someone wants to open a garden statuary/plant business very similar to the former business.

Chairman Clark said the parking cannot be expanded, the greenhouse must remain a greenhouse but the building must remain the same.        

(Note: This was last discussed in March. See http://wp.me/s3NANz-39319

The Commission will discuss the proposal with the town attorney then they will explore it further with the applicant. 

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.50.27 PM2.  SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT – For property known as 111 Boston Post Road  Submitted by property owner Helen Filipidis, Goodies Orange LLC.  For proposed façade work on an existing restaurant building.                       

The proposal is for the expansion of parking areas servicing existing office use.

Discussion: The applicant said the lighting will remain the same, the parking spaces will be the same. the “greenhouse” area in front will be removed and replaced with solid walls. Landscaping will be done.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.58.45 PMRe roof with red roofing, get rid of the Kenny Rogers features that still exist. Building will be brick on the bottom, stucco in the middle then the roof.

They plan to put a large recycling area in as well.

He is confident that the application meets all the town requirements.

Plans were unanimously approved

3.  SITE PLAN APPLICATION,  For property known as 34 Prindle Hill Road.  Submitted by property owner Colonial Building Associates, LLC. 

The plans meet all the town requirements.

Plans were unanimously approved

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.57.31 PM4.  Review of the Minutes from the June 16, 2015 meeting.

5.  Old Business.

6.  New Business.

7. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Paul Dinice has issued several abatement and cease and desist orders around town.

He took photos of 119 Buttonball which still has issues with garbage and debris in yard.

The fines are piling up.

Ohman Avenue (Rogers Property) debris in front yard, and evidently neighbors filed false complaints along with legitimate complaints about the house.

Town Atty. Vin Marino said they’re working with Frank Rogers on selling the house.

The problem with running bamboo has continued in town and is being addressed.

           -Review of Zoning Activities Log. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)     

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 8.03.32 PM8. *SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATION For Outdoor Storage and DisplaySubmitted by Home Depot for property known as 440 Boston Post Road.  For the outdoor storage and display of seasonal items & merchandise.

Discussion: Chairman Clark has been checking up on the placement of merchandise. The business has been “good” about keeping the merchandise off the sidewalks. 

Commissioner Ralph Aschettino said during the holiday weekend the store was in compliance with the town regulations and he wanted to congratulate the store manager for a job well done. 

This meeting went much better than past presentations with Home Depot.

The Application was unanimously approved.


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AFFORDABLE HOUSING 8-30g APPLICATION – 504-506 Boston Post Road. Submitted by AMP Investments LLC, for property known as 504-506 Boston Post Road.  The proposal is for an adaptive reuse of the rear building of the property currently known as 504 Boston Post Road.  [Former Galvin Pool]

The intent is to make the plaza a mixed use Retail-Residential property with an 8-30g residential component.  Ten apartments are proposed. 

Discussion: Jeff Gordon, a representative for the applicant, said Orange is low on the spectrum for affordable housing.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 8.29.56 PM1-2 bedroom apartments most likely will attract small families who are seeking temporary rental housing (are “between” homes).

The building will not work well as a commercial building because of the location, but is great for this residential plan.

Chairman Clark said the “affordability” part of the application was missing and therefore it was incomplete, so the commission could not vote favorably on the application.

Gordon said his client is willing to work with the commission to make sure it’s approved. He could bring the missing piece with him at the next TP&Z meeting later this month.

This subject has been continued until the August meeting. 

New Business and Possible Zone Change on PTZC Meeting Agenda

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Jan 042015
 

The Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at Orange Town Hall, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the Agenda:               

150 Boston Post Road

150 Boston Post Road

SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Nuit Lounge, Submitted by Jaider O’Sorno/Nuit ENT LLC for owner HB Nitkin Group.  For property known as 150 Boston Post Road.  The proposal is to open Nuit Café & Lounge in space now or formerly occupied by RSVP.

2.   Set Public Hearing Date for POCD adoption.  The Public Hearing Date

      must be 65 plus days from tonight’s meeting to meet statutory 

      requirements.  Suggested dates are March 17 & April 21, 2015.

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

 4.   Review of the Minutes of November 18, 2014 Special Meeting, and

 December 2, 2014.

                 5.   Old Business.

     6.   New Business.

Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

           -Review of Zoning Activities Log. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(3)     

     8.   APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION for the conversion of a single family dwelling to accommodate an elderly apartment.  – Submitted by John & Kathleen Maturo for property known as 211 Pine Tree Drive.  To construct an addition to anexisting dwelling to accommodate an Elderly Apartment.

     9.  PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS.

-Submitted upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.

To add Section 383-121 Outdoor Storage & Displays.  The purpose of this chapter is to regulate temporary outdoor sales, display, and storage in specific circumstances.

    10.   PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP.

-Submitted upon the initiative of the Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission.

To change the following properties from Light Industrial LI-2 to Light Industrial LI-3:  253 Indian River Road, a.k.a. Assessor’s Map 23-2-3 (now or formerly owned by John L. & Gloria A. Capecelatro Fam. LLC); 273 Indian River Road, a.k.a. Assessor’s Map 23-2-2 (now or formerly owned by Two Hundred Seventy Three Indian River); & 283 Indian River Road, a.k.a. Assessor’s Map 23-2-1 (now or formerly owned by PTNT Properties LLC).

Notes In A Nutshell: Dec. 2 Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

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Dec 022014
 

tpzThe Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Minor changes were made and the issue will go to public hearing on the first meeting in January 2015.

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

Economic Development Director Paul Grimmer explained his request as presented at the October 2014 meeting.

GrimmerHe is hoping to makeLight Industrial 3 (LI3) zone changes to 2-3 vacant properties in the Indian River Road area. They are not for big box stores, but more like small businesses.

He said he wonders why no one is interested in the Recreation Showroom building.

PUBLIC COMMENT: “We’re eroding our manufacturing area to allow retail. We should have biotechnology in here instead.”

The Commission voted to bring the zone change to a public hearing to the Jan. 6 meeting.

• APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR THE CONVERSION OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING TO ACCOMMODATE AN ELDERLY APARTMENT – Submitted by John & Kathleen Maturo for property known as 211 Pine Tree Drive. To construct an addition to an existing dwelling to accommodate an Elderly Apartment.

Chairman Clark said they already have a non-conforming lot. It does not meet the regulations, so the applicants must go before the Zoning Board of Appeals — then, if they are granted a variance they can return to the TP&Z.

Section 8-24 Municipal Improvements – Proposed donation of land by the Estate of Mary Balogh to the Town of Orange. Approximately 4.80 acres and known as 1-5 Lots on Hemlock Drive.

There is an unconstructed road that gives access to it. it cannot be developed and abuts Wolfe Park. Mostly wetlands, will provide a buffer.

Passed Unanimously

• Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Still receiving complaints about Buttonball Property.

The Rogers’ properties seem to be okay now.