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Planning and Zoning to Revisit Poquonock Development Decision

The planning and zoning commission tabled two decisions related to the proposal to construct a residential development off of Poquonock Avenue.

While an extensive public hearing and the planning and zoning commission's request for more information regarding traffic implications of the construction of Poquonock Commons, LLC's Village at Poquonock delayed decisions on the proposal's detail and subdivision plans, the commission is scheduled to take action Tuesday night.

The commission's previous meeting, held on Nov. 14, was highlighted by the number of residents who showed up to speak against and in support of the proposal.

Residents like Rich Schuler, who happens to own Poquonock Avenue's Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria, said they welcome the project with open arms, particularly because it is being built by Windsor residents and will bring young families to town.

Conversely, opposition to the project was marked by residents' concerns regarding the introduction of a relatively large rental population (62 apartments and 42 townhouses are included in the project's proposal) to the area and the problems increased traffic to one of Windsor's busiest roads will have on the local quality of life.

Tuesday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in town hall council chambers.

Catherine & Dennis December 12, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Any one that missed this meeting needs to watch it ...totally unbelievable.
Catherine & Dennis December 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM
I am wondering why this old article was posted yesterday without a follow up as to the big news that happened at the meeting?
Bonnie Karkowski December 31, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Will apartment complexes be the white elephants of the 21st century? With abundant apartment proposals in Windsor and around the state coupled with easy financing, the next foreclosure crisis may well involve apartment buildings. If you have witnessed the blight of foreclosed homes in your neighborhood, imagine what a foreclosed apartment building will do to Windsor's image and tax base. There is no income from foreclosed properties, just a drain on town resources plus a decrease in the value of neighboring properties.
Bonnie Karkowski December 31, 2012 at 03:42 PM
There is a major error in this article. The project includes 192 apartments NOT 62. It also includes 62 homes and 42 townhouses. The opposition's major objection to this development is the apartment complex, which we feel is inappropriate for this location.
Bonnie Karkowski December 31, 2012 at 03:47 PM
The owner of the Tunxis Grill should be careful what he wishes for. A drastic increase in Poquonock population will ultimately lead to more commercialization of Rt. 75, which could mean competition in the form of a new restaurant or two. Something new tends to pull customers away from the old standby.

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