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P&Z Continues Mount Pleasant Apartments Public Hearing



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Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) conducted a meeting in the Municipal Center’s Council Chambers on November 17 to review multiple applications.

P&Z members present were chair Dennis Bloom, vice chair Roy Meadows, Corrine Cox, Gregory Rich, Brian Leonardi, Connie Widmann, and David Rosen, as well as Land Use Agency Director of Planning George Benson.

Bloom started off the meeting with a motion to change the order of the night’s agenda, and all were in favor.

Hearing Results

The public hearing for Application 22.28 by Jane Gadbut, for a special exception located at 76A Walnut Tree Hill Road, so as to permit the construction of a three-car detached garage took place and will continue to the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Application 22.27 by Kelly Coble and Dan Zweifel, for a special exception located at 54 Hanover Road, so as to permit the construction of a 40 foot by 60 foot garage was voted on during the meeting. It passed unanimously with Widmann voting in place of commissioner Kersti Ferguson.

Two applications by Farrell Building Company had its public hearing continued from the P&Z's November 3 meeting.

Application 22.25 is for a zone change at 90 Mount Pleasant Road, which, if approved would change the zone from M-2A — a commercial economic development sector — to R-2, which permits residential development.

Application 22.26 is for a special exception also for 90 Mount Pleasant Road, so as to permit the construction of 220 rental apartments in 11 buildings with associated driveways, parking, and Clubhouse.

Both applications were discussed and will have its public hearing continued to next month's meeting.

P&Z’s next regularly scheduled meeting is set for Thursday, December 1, at 7 pm, in the Newtown Municipal Council Chambers.


Reporter Alissa Silber can be reached at alissa@thebee.com.

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