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Large-Scale Poquonock Project to Come Before Planning and Zoning Commission

The development project includes hundreds of planned residential units and business space on Poquonock Avenue.

The Village at Poquonock, a large scale development planned for Poquonock Avenue, is scheduled for a public hearing during Tuesday night's meeting of the planning and zoning commission.

The project came before the Inland Wetlands Commission on October 2, and will be subject to comment from residents Tuesday night.

According to the project's application, the developers, Poquonock Commons, LLC, have proposed the construction of 300 residential units on the 70-acre property that is now Brown's Driving Range.

Planned residential units include apartments, townhouses and single-family homes. The project also calls for the development of business space.

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According to the application, the project will require the construction of 78 total structures — eight two-story apartment buildings, six-unit townhouse buildings (each with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths) and a variety of single family homes constructed in 14 different styles.

The planning and zoning commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 9 in town hall council chambers.

Catherine & Dennis October 10, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Once again the room is full at P & Z and the people, neighbors are telling YOU the Town they DO NOT want this disruption to their life styles and home values. They are allowed their 3 minutes -everyone spoke out against it. The idea that they will re-look at traffic (heard that before)....people need to organize and look at the charter -you can petition for another hearing and have a short deadline in which to do so. Trust me, they do not care at all about your quality of life or property value. Throughout the hearings you will hear promises -even contracts written.....it will not matter at all. We were promised that Dollar Tree construction would not work before 7am or after 7pm during the school year. Peter Souza himself told the police not to respond to our calls for the violation, then issued a letter stating he was going to fine them. The fine? $100 to $250 a day, even then they issued one day when there have been many instances that Peter himself watched. They said no tractor trailers on our road -so far there have been several -they are still looking into that. I had to laugh at the box turtle comment. They used to live on the Dollar Tree Site and claimed they would walk the site daily looking for them. All I can say is organize, fight now, read the charter, petition. And remember -VOTE! Down town Hartford is on Stone Road Ed.
Catherine & Dennis October 10, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Another question, Eric Barz is sitting and recommending to the P&Z. He also speaks for the new Wetlands person...is this a conflict?
Meg Harvey October 15, 2012 at 02:05 PM
There are currently 3 vacancies (out of 11 total) on the Inland Wetlands Commission and 4 vacancies (out of 12 total) on the Conservation Commission. These are 30% VACANCY RATES on commissions charged with protecting and improving Windsor's natural resources! These commissions cannot possibly function effectively without a full slate of members. Going to public hearings is important and good but at that point, it is often too late. Please, Windsor Residents, PLEASE! step up and volunteer on these and other town commissions that are making important decisions and shaping current and future policy in Windsor. This is the only way real change will happen!

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