P&Z Permits Residential Property Amendment In Sandy Hook

Revealed: Aug 01, 2022 08:00 AM

Newtown Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) conducted a brief conference at Newtown Municipal Center, on July 21, to vote on a textual content amendment enabling property utilizes to alter.

Members existing incorporated Dennis Bloom, Roy Meadows, Corinne Cox, and Gregory Abundant as very well as alternate member Connie Widmann.

The agenda said that Application 22.19 by Adriano Echavarria is for a textual content amendment to §6.05.410 of the Zoning Polices of the Town of Newtown, so as to add a subsection (j) to involve a provision within the unique exception segment, which would allow the use of the House to be 100% household.

Cox read it into the record that the software is steady with the approach of conservation and development and the extensive system.

Newtown Land Use Director of Preparing George Benson was current at the assembly and observed that the text modification would only have an affect on the applicant’s assets and a assets on Riverside Street inside of the Sandy Hook Design and style District (SHDD).

When Cox inquired how many households are found at 8 Washington Avenue in the SHDD, Widmann, who is a nearby realtor, answered, “I can tell you exactly. In 8 Washington, there are two models on the 1st flooring, 1 device on the 2nd ground, and a unit above the garage — so four.”

Benson famous that when the applicant initially came to the Land Use workplace, Benson instructed them that he wanted to see the yellow constructing preserved.

“It’s a unique developing — legendary, really,” he said.

The commission brought up that the applicant would most likely be seeking to build apartments.

Meadows voiced that the SHDD at this time calls for combined-use progress and he does not see why they would want to modify that.

“My issue is if we don’t involve a business part to this … I’m having a ton of issues observing why we require to loosen up that,” Meadows stated.

Widmann explained that suitable now there is demand from customers for housing.

“We have a extremely significant housing trouble,” she claimed.

The commissioners reviewed the applicant’s submitted conceptual style to try out and get a improved understanding of the house.

“It’s a transitional assets with all company on just one aspect and all household on the other,” Loaded explained. The residential he was referring to is Farrell Communities.

Immediately after some discussion, the software was authorized with only Meadows in opposition.

Future Conference

For the duration of the meeting, Bloom manufactured a motion to go on the general public hearing for Application 22.16 by Newtown Industries, LLC, for a textual content amendment to §3.03.400 of the Zoning Regulations of the City of Newtown, to modify the Street Frontage provision of the IHOZ-10 overlay zone district.

The commission agreed and the general public listening to will go on to the following frequently scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 4, at 7 pm, in the Newtown Municipal Center’s Council Chambers.

For much more details about Newtown Scheduling & Zoning Commission, visit newtown-ct.gov/organizing-zoning-fee.

Reporter Alissa Silber can be attained at [email protected]

The text modification proposed in Application 22.19 to Newtown Organizing & Zoning Commission would affect the property at 8 Washington Avenue. These 4 pics point out what the web site at the moment appears to be like like from distinct angles. Four pictures —Application Appendix

Setting up and Zoning Commissioners reviewed the applicant’s filed conceptual layout for the house at 8 Washington Avenue that would be impacted by the text amendment.