SOUTHINGTON — A strategy for age-restricted cluster housing around the HillCrest development confronted criticism from space inhabitants.
AA Denorfia Constructing and Development is searching to develop 24 properties at 570 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. It’s a nine-acre house that at present has a single property on it.
Even though the organization could create about 10 residences beneath the present zoning, firm operator Tony Denorfia wants to change the zoning to an age-restricted cluster housing zone. It will allow him to establish more houses than usually allowed in trade for preserving land, proscribing gross sales to inhabitants 55 and more mature and keeping some dwelling costs inexpensive.
Denorfia demands Scheduling and Zoning Commission approval for the zone transform ahead of he can submit a internet site strategy software. The cluster housing zone has been applied elsewhere in city, especially by neighborhood developer Mark Lovley.
He explained the venture satisfies a want in city for reduced-maintenance housing for growing older citizens.
“When you establish for this age group, you want to make absolutely sure that it’s high top quality and least routine maintenance dwelling,” Denorfia explained.
Very affordable a few-bed room properties will offer for close to $290,000 though market-fee homes will go for far more than $400,000.
The house borders the HillCrest housing growth. Various neighbors who spoke during Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting cited their terrible experiences with the HillCrest growth.
Mary Ellen Hobson, a Blatchley Avenue resident, explained she experienced substantial flooding in her property and home adhering to the HillCrest growth. She wasn’t opposed to the zone modify for Denorfia’s task but was concerned about related problems.
“I help this with a minor bit of reservation because of my heritage,” Hobson reported.
Other residents had comparable fears and questioned why the town should really modify zoning principles to accommodate denser housing.
“It’s R-40 (zoning) for a motive. Allow them acquire it, but allow them acquire it at R-40,” reported Joe Stublarec, another Blatchley Avenue resident. He and others favored the town not enable the cluster zoning.
The fee didn’t vote on the request at Tuesday’s conference and still left the community hearing open up to make it possible for much more people to converse at potential conferences.
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