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PZC Pool Decision Postponed Until Agency Offers Approval

February 25, 2014 by michael torelli

Approving a zoning change that would allow for the installation of the tension membrane structure over the Cheshire Community Pool was put on hold at last night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting while the Town waits for approval from its regional planning agency.
Three amendments were proposed to the Commission during their public hearing that would allow for new definitions of both passive and active recreation, as well as new amendments to Sections 30 and 32.
According to Town Planner Bill Voelker, the wording in Section 30 is meant to be a “flag” that an application regarding Town municipal buildings pertaining to active recreation could be subject to the new item in Section 32, which explains that, if an active recreational building in a residential zone were to require more height than allotted, it would need an additional two feet of space from the nearest property per added foot of structure height. The maximum height allowed in a Residential-40 zone would be 60 feet, rather than the current 40 feet.
A municipality may only apply for the new amendments by following a special permit application.
The hearing was held open until the March 10 meeting.

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