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.


Sept. 1 Town Plan & Zoning Meeting Agenda

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Aug 312015

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.19.16 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Orange Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.


Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the April 7, 2015, June 2, 2015, August 18,

2015 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.


5. * 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.

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

6. * APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL USE – Request for outdoor dining.

Submitted 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.

7. *APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING. Submitted by R. D. Scinto, Inc. for property known as 161 Marsh Hill Road. The special use is for earth materials to be moved, cut, and filled on site.

Also submitted was a 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.

8. SITE PLAN APPLICATION and an APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES. For 161 Marsh Hill Road. These applications are for the construction of an 80,378 sq. ft. office building with associated parking.


Originally Published on: Aug 28, 2015 @ 19:26