Milford P&Z plans public hearings for housing proposals

There is a planned public hearing for a six-lot subdivision at 1314 Naugatuck Ave., located at the corner of West Rutland Road in Milford.

There is a planned public hearing for a six-lot subdivision at 1314 Naugatuck Ave., located at the corner of West Rutland Road in Milford.

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MILFORD — Several planned public hearings for housing applications were postponed to the Planning and Zoning Board’s Dec. 4 meeting. According to City Planner David B. Sulkis, the postponement was necessary due to an error in the meeting agenda, which listed the meeting as taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The meeting actually took place on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The largest of the plans is a six-lot subdivision at 1314 Naugatuck Ave., located at the corner of West Rutland Road. There would be three houses fronting on each of the two roads with one property located at the corner of the two roads. The 2.91-acre property is located in the R-18 zone.

White Oaks Terrace LLC of 183 Quarry Road purchased the property from the estate of William H. Brensinger Jr., who passed away on Aug. 15, 2019 at age 83. The developer has demolished the 1,738 sq. ft. house from 1868, along with the shed and barn previously located on the property.

City Engineer Gregory H. Pidluski recommended requiring the applicant to be responsible for the costs to widen Naugatuck Ave. to 30 feet, including utility relocations, and also to mill and overlay Naugatuck Ave. and West Rutland Road in front of the subdivision, once sewer laterals, underground utilities and catch basins are installed. Pidluski wrote in his review that at a minimum, two catch basins would need to be installed along the southeasterly gutter line of West Rutland Road.

The subdivision would include a stormwater management system in which 100 percent of the site runoff for a 25 year, 24-hour storm will be directed into an underground storage galley. In lieu of donating a portion of the land as open space, the applicant will make a donation to the city’s open space fund.

Another application is for construction of a single-family three-story house at 37 Blair St., intended to replace an 879 sq. ft. single-story house constructed in 1940. William C. Piacitelli owns the 0.34-acre lot located in the R-5 zone, and the AE flood zone, adjacent to the marsh by Great Creek. The three-bedroom house would be elevated on piers to 15 feet with a two-car garage underneath.

Inland-Wetlands Compliance Officer MaryRose Palumbo issued a jurisdictional ruling on Oct. 29, allowing Piacitelli to raze the existing home and construct a new dwelling. The ruling is required because the property is within 100 feet of a wetland or watercourse in the Housatonic River Watershed. A subsurface rain garden is planned to clean stormwater runoff from the roof and a portion of the driveway before it infiltrates into the soil.

Additionally, Attorney Kevin Curseaden has submitted an application for the property at 535-543 Plains Road, which is owned by Patricia J. McAndrew. The 3.11-acre property is located in both the R-18 and the R-30 zone. The rear of the property comprising about 2 acres is located in the R-30 zone, while the front portion is in the R-18 zone. The property has a 1,566 sq. ft. house from 1930, a 741 sq. ft. house from 1930, and a 2,928 sq. ft. house from 1986. There are also two barns and a greenhouse on the property. If approved, the zone change would allow six to seven houses on the property, while with the current zoning, three to four houses are possible.

Two new public hearings are also scheduled for the Dec. 1 meeting. Attorney Thomas Lynch is representing property owner Therese A. Piccioli for a 14-lot resubdivision on her 12.89-acre property at 161 West Rutland Road, which is located in the R-30 zone. The property has a 1,738 sq. ft. house from 1935.

Lynch is also representing Jordan Realty LLC and Perkins Family Partnership LLC for a special permit and site plan review for a proposed car dealership on their property at 127 Boston Post Road, which is in the Corridor Design Development District-1 (CDD-1).