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Special Town Plan & Zoning Meeting On August 30

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Aug 272016
 

plan and zoningThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission will host a special meeting at Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Meeting with Consultant Planner Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics. 

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss strategy options, concepts/ideas; comments received from the public, property owners, and municipal department heads; and review of ‘Draft Report’, concerning Transit-Oriented Development. [The Orange Train Station Area]

Special TP&Z Meeting To Discuss Proposed Train Station Area

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Aug 052016
 

The Planning & Zoning Commissioners discuss the town issues.

The Planning & Zoning Commissioners discuss the town issues.

There will be a special meeting of the Town Plan & Zoning Commission at Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.

This is a meeting with Consultant Planner Glenn Chalder of Planimetrics.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss strategy options, concepts/ideas, and ‘Draft Report July 2016,’ concerning Transit-Oriented Development.

Meeting Agenda: Town Plan & Zoning Aug. 2 Includes Winery on Route 34

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Aug 012016
 

Chairman Walter "Beau" Clark at a recent Plan & Zoning meeting.

Chairman Walter “Beau” Clark at a recent Plan & Zoning meeting.

The Orange Town Plan and Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the REVISED Agenda:

1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Medical Clinic at Orange Promenade Shopping Center. 100 Boston Post Road (Former Staples Store). Change of use from retail to medical clinic. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT has also been submitted.

2. Request by New Haven Hebrew Day School (261 Derby Avenue) for Extension of Special Permit for Existing Mobile Classroom Units. Also, request to locate an additional mobile classroom onsite.

3. Review of the Minutes from the May 17, 2016, June 7, 2016; & July 5, 2016 meetings.

4. Old Business.

5. New Business.

6. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

7. Request by Home Depot, 440 Boston Post Road to extend the Special Permit for Outdoor Storage and Display.

8. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT – for property known as 550-560 Boston Post Road. Proposed façade improvements to retail center occupied by LL Bean and Trader Joe’s.

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)

* 9. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS – -Submitted by Stellato Realty L.L.C. – To amend the Orange Zoning Regulations to provide Special Standards for a “Farm Winery”. (Continued from the June 7, 2016 meeting.)

*10. APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Stellato Realty L.L.C. For property known as 403 Derby Avenue. The proposal is for a Farm Winery including the growing of grapes and other fruit products and the manufacturing, storing, and selling of wine products. (Continued from the June 7, 2016 meeting.)

 

Agenda For Tonight’s Town Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

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Apr 192016
 

zoningThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

As required by Section 8-24 of the CT General Statutes – Request for the  conveyance of land and Construction Easement on Salemme Lane.  For the widening of Salemme Lane.  Submitted by Robin Pearson, Esq. for 65 Marsh Hill Road, LLC.

As required by Section 8-24 of the CT General Statutes – Request to abandon the Town’s rights to “Christmas Tree Lane”.  Submitted by Kenneth A. Votre, Esq.

Review of the Minutes from the April 5, 2016 meeting.

      4.  Old Business.

      5.   New Business.

6.  Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

           -Review of Zoning Activities Log.

    -Draft language for Pylon signs to have the numerical property address

      PUBLIC HEARINGS *(3)

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

8.  PETITION TO AMEND the Orange Zoning Regulations.  Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC.  To amend Article XXIV Transit Oriented Development District Regulations. 

9.  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. 

Originally Published on: Apr 17, 2016 @ 23:41

Notes In A Nutshell: March 15 TP&ZC Meeting

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Mar 152016
 

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 8.00.22 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at Town Hall on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Following are the items that were covered:

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)

*6. SPECIAL PERMIT – Application for the conversion of a single family dwelling to accommodate an elderly apartment at 219 Riverdale Road.

Submitted by property owner Ginam Fedeli. To create an elderly apartment.

DISCUSSION: Convert the back two bays of the garage for the apartment. entrance would be on the left side of the garage.

The sanitarian called for an upgrade to the septic system to accommodate the additional people.

Unanimously approved

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 8.09.31 PM*7. SPECIAL PERMIT  — Application For Outdoor Storage and Display – submitted by Home Depot, 440 Boston Post Road. For the outdoor storage and display of seasonal items & merchandise.

Sidewalk would include grills and mulch stacked outside of the “tree corral.”

It appeared that they were discussing the same problems as last spring.

Fire Marshal and Police Chief gave their approval of the request as presented.

Unanimously approved

 

 

Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting Includes New Store Application

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Nov 042015
 

Chairman Beau Clark was not pleased with the unprofessional sketch that was submitted.

Chairman Beau Clark was not pleased with the unprofessional sketch that was submitted.

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at Town Hall tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the Agenda:

      1.  Review of the Minutes from the October 20, 2015 meeting.

      2.  Old Business.

      3.  New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

           -Review of Zoning Activities Log. 

      PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)        

*5.  APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE. 

       Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee.  For property known as 253 Indian River Road.  This application is submitted as per Sections 383-90 A (2)(a) & E(2);  383-121, & 383-178 of the Orange Zoning Regulations.  For a proposed Tractor Supply Company retail store and related outdoor display areas.  A request has been made for a modification to the parking standards.  A SITE PLAN APPLICATION; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT have also been submitted.

*6.  APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING.  Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee.  For property known as 253 Indian River Road.  Work is for required cut, fill & grading of earth materials in conjunction with the construction of a proposed 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company retail store with associated parking.  An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES has also been submitted.          

7.  SITE PLAN APPLICATION; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT  Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee.  For property known as 253 Indian River Road.  For the construction of a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company Retail Store with associated parking.

8.  APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES.  Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee.  For property known as 253 Indian River Road.  For the construction of a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company Retail Store with associated parking.

A Very Short Agenda For Tuesday’s Plan & Zoning Commission Meeting

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Aug 152015
 

affordable housingThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission will meet at the Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the Agenda:

1.  Review of the Minutes from the August 4, 2015 meeting.

2.  Old Business.

3.  New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

           -Review of Zoning Activities Log. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(1)     

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.

This plan was discussed at the July 7 meeting.

Tonight’s Town Plan & Zoning Agenda includes Enchanted Gardens, And An Affordable Housing Plan

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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.

Following is the Agenda:

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

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

2.  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.                       

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

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

4.  Review of the Minutes from the June 16, 2015 meeting.

5.  Old Business.

6.  New Business.

7. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

           -Review of Zoning Activities Log. 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)     

8. *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.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 2.58.56 PM9. * 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.  [Formerly 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.

P&Z Will Hear Dunkin’ Donuts Proposal That Concerned Police Commission

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May 292014
 

Gordon presents the plans to the Police Commissioners.

Gordon presents the plans to the Police Commissioners.

On April 14, the Orange Police Commission heard a proposal for a new Dunkin’ Donuts shop with a drive thru window.

Jeffrey Gordon a Landscape Architect/Site Planner at Codespoti & Associates, P.C. presented the plans and explained the changes the Fire Marshal had requested before this meeting. 

Among the details in the plans, were the number and location of parking spaces in this very tight lot; an exit on Indian River Road; how the retaining wall would be fixed; the cue for the drive thru window; safety issues; and that snow would have to be removed via dump truck rather than just pushed into a pile.

This Dunkin would replace the one next to the SmartLiving Center, which does not have a drive thru window.

Police Chief Robert Gagne said he was concerned about the exits and cars slamming on their brakes if the line of cars trying to pull in were blocking the entrance/exit.

imgshow_watermark-2The lot in question is where there is a Psychic’s office, at 226 Boston Post Road.

Gordon said the site would be reworked to accommodate the Dunkin’ because the owner would be paying a Post Road price and would want Post Road visibility.

Although the presented site plan was much better than the original after Gordon implemented the Fire Marshal’s changes, Gagne still had reservations.

None of the commissioners was “crazy” about the plan but they gave it a nod with conditions: The Department of Transportation would have to give its approval and the Commission had the right to revisit the plan after one season in operation and possibly make one portion an exit only.

The shop owner still has a 1.5 year lease remaining on the Dunkin’ in the plaza.

Gordon left the meeting with the understanding that the Town Plan & Zoning Commission could override the Police Traffic Commission’s decision.

Denied Before It’s Presented, But Wait!

On Tuesday, June 3, the site plan application will go before the Town Plan & Zoning Commission.

The proposal is for the demolition of existing structures on-site and the construction of a single story bakery/takeout coffee shop (Dunkin’ Donuts).

The TPZC must deny this site plan application.  This application fails to conform to the Orange Zoning Regulations.

The applicant has filed an application with the Orange Zoning Board of Appeals to request variances of the regulations.