IMPORTANT public hearing for development proposal on Newotwn Road TONIGHT
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 Time: 10:43 AM
Tonight, the Danbury Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing regarding a significant development proposal at the locaiton of the old Action Motors adjacent to Stop and Shop and the Holiday Inn on Newotwn Road. Critics of the proposal are concerened with the impact this proposals will have on an already clogged Newtown Road, which is well-known as a overflow road when I-84 is congested.
The Danbury Planning Commission is holding a public hearing tonight on a proposed development on Newtown Road. The Planning Commission is meeting to discuss special exceptions. Those are for a medical facility, a drive-thru and the anticipated trip generation from the three buildings planned for the former car dealership site next to Stop & Shop.
SG Newtown Road Partners LLC has proposed the plans to spread to what is currently part of the Holiday Inn property as well. One 7,500 square foot building is proposed to be a Texas Roadhouse restaurant. The closest Texas Roadhouse restaurants are in Waterbury, West Haven & New Rochelle.
A 3,100 square feet Hardee's with a drive thru is also proposed. Hardee's has several locations, none in Connecticut, but in the PA, DE, DC area.
A 12,000 square foot multi office building with retail, medical, a salon and restaurant is also proposed. The multi-use building is proposed to have an auto store, Aspen Dental, and a Jersey Mikes sub shop, which are already in Brookfield and Ridgefield.
Tonight's public hearing will start at 7:30 at the city council chambers at City Hall.
It's been refreshing not having to write about the nonsense in Danbury but now is the best time to get back into what I do best...
For months, I've been encourage to get back into the mix and write about the mountain load of issues not being reported in the area by the traditional media...and after VERY long reflection, now is the time.
In the coming weeks, this site will go experience a long overdue makeover. Simply put, accessing data on the site is a pain in the ass and my top prioroty is to make that process easier for my readership before I start writing at full speed.
Stay tuned...things are going to get REAL interesting REAL soon...
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