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PZC Put On A Standstill Concerning Pool

March 11, 2014 by michael torelli

The Planning and Zoning Commission took no action Monday evening concerning a proposed zone text change that would allow the proposed tension membrane covering for the Cheshire Community Pool to reach up to 60 feet in height.
The change would redefine the height limitations for municipal buildings in active recreation areas.
According to Town Planner Bill Voelker, there is a question as to whether the tension membrane will even need to exceed the current R(40) zone height limit of 40 feet at Bartlem Park and, as such, he recommended that the PZC wait to receive more information about the project's design.
In an article last week in The Cheshire Herald entitled “Subcommittee Moving Forward On Pool,” construction firm Signature Structures had proposed a steel structure that would reach approximately 40 feet.
If the PZC does not approve the zone text change, municipal active recreational facilities will remain constrained by the current zone regulations. As such, the permanent structure covering the Community Pool could not reach higher than 40 feet. Prior to receiving information from Signature Structures, the consensus was that any tension membrane would reach upward of 55 feet.

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