Two new homes planned for Fresh Meadow Lane: Plan includes widening road

Two one-acre lots are being created on Fresh Meadow Lane at the junction of West River Street, having been peeled away from a larger 22.65-acre parcel in an R-A zone.

The Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) unanimously approved the three-lot re-subdivision request at its July 5 meeting on behalf of property owner Donna Standish of 240 Fresh Meadow Lane. The Milford assessor values the 22.65-acre property at $923,770.

Project engineer Ronald Wassmer told the board that Standish would retain the 20.5-acre parcel with an existing 3,000 square foot home. Wassmer said one Colonial-style home will be built on each of the new lots, one of which will be a rear lot.

As part of the project, Fresh Meadow Lane will be widened; also, water and sanitary sewer lines will be extended to the property from West River Street. Fresh Meadow Lane was recently repaved along its entire length.

Wassmer said the proposal would include a request to donate money to the city’s sidewalk fund, in lieu of constructing sidewalks along the property, and also donating money to the board’s open space fund, rather than setting aside any land as open space.

Michael Czubatyj of 660 West River Street, was the only person to comment on the subdivision request, and he asked the board to deny it. Czubatyj said he bought his house because of the R-A zone and said he was opposed to rezoning the property.

“Zoning is in place to protect the taxpayers,” Czubatyj told the board.

In response, Wassmer said, “We are not proposing to do any rezoning. The lots conform to the R-A zone.”
Motorcycle repair
In other business, the board unanimously approved an application from attorney Chris Russo to allow a motorcycle repair facility at 27 Eastern Steel Road, also known as 283 Woodmont Road. The project needed a special permit and site plan review. No one from the public was present to comment on the application.

Connor Properties LLC is the owner of the 11.44-acre property, which has 15 buildings on it. The Milford assessor values the property, which is zoned Industrial District (ID), at $6.06 million.

Russo told the board that the facility would fit with other tenants, including a motor vehicle repair shop, and a machine equipment repair shop. The motorcycle repair business would have four lifts, and would use an existing loading bay, he said.

Russo said the facility would employ two technicians and two assistants. He said the shop would have a small sales component, selling motorcycles assembled by the owner from parts. The facility would use 15 existing parking spaces.

A proposed public hearing on a two-lot resubdivision at 0 Hilldale Court for a parcel owned by Robert Boynton has been postponed to one of the board’s August meetings at the applicant’s request. Joseph Codespoti Jr. is applying for the change. The Milford assessor values the 0.47-acre property at $224,000. The vacant land is located in an R-10 zone.