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The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission approved a zone text change that will allow businesses to build larger facilities on their property.
In a vote 6-1 with two abstentions, the PZC has cleared the way for Bozzuto's, Inc. to build a 100-foot storage facility on its site off of Industrial Road. Zoning regulations had previously limited the height of such facilities to 65 feet, but Bozzuto's successfully argued for the change.
Bozzuto's has not officially applied for approval to build the structure, but can do so now that the text change has taken place.
The approval came after many residents in the area complained about the impact of amending the zone text. Some in the immediate area surrounding Bozzuto's argued that a 100-foot facility would impede their views and become an eyesore. Others suggested that changing the limits on height would set a precedent of allowing taller buildings in Cheshire.
However, Bozzuto's argued that a 100-foot storage facility built on a lower portion of the company's property would actually be less noticeable than if it were to build a 65-foot high structure on a different part of the land.
For more on this story, see this week's Cheshire Herald.