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Notes In A Nutshell: Sept. 1 Plan & Zoning Meeting

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The Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at Orange Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Following a brief review of what happened:

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 8.22.48 PMAFFORDABLE 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.

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

Chairman Walter Clark brought up a point from the last meeting  — the hill behind the site. He suggests a fence be installed to keep people away from it.

A resident from Margaret Lane asked if parking would be sufficient. Clark said it is.

Clark said he doesn’t feel this is the best place for housing, but “we don’t have a leg to stand on if we deny it.”

The Affordable Housing Application was unanimously approved on the condition that a 4-foot fence be put up.

APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL USE – Request for outdoor dining.

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 8.23.07 PMSubmitted by property owner Goodies Orange LLC. For property known as 111 Boston Post Road. Request is being made for outdoor restaurant seating as per Section 383-50 (G) & Section 383-143.4 of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

The architect requested an outside dining area be placed in the front and that bottled beer be served there as well.

Police commission approved it.

Clark said 5 additional parking spaces would be required, and the 3-foot fence would have to be 4-feet tall.

The plans also allows drivers to exit both left AND right.

No one from the public had any comments.

The applicant had all required signatures.

The outdoor dining was unanimously approved.

APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING. Submitted by R. D. Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 8.22.57 PMScinto, Inc. for property known as 161 Marsh Hill Road (former Stew Leonard Property). The special use is for earth materials to be moved, cut, and filled on site.

SITE PLAN APPLICATION and an APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES. These applications are in conjunction with the construction of an 80,378 sq. ft. office building with associated parking.

LI2 zoned will be developed in stages. Has the required signatures.

 

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Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 8.36.34 PMThe building would have 3 different colors of glass.

325 parking spaces will exceed the required amount.

Wetlands are respected and will be safe.

Lights are strategically placed only where needed 22-foot LED with no light trespass, no light seepage for parking lot safety, won’t go beyond parking lot.

Went before the police traffic commission and received approval pending a Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 8.48.30 PMnod from the state. 

The applicant came well prepared and completely covered everything so, the commission really didn’t have any questions left unanswered.

Both applications were unanimously approved.