Developer seeks Shelton approval for self-storage building off Bridgeport Avenue

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Exterior of Shelton City Hall, in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 11, 2021.

Exterior of Shelton City Hall, in Shelton, Conn. Jan. 11, 2021.

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SHELTON — Developers are hoping to bring a self-storage facility to property off Bridgeport Avenue.

TVG Partners has filed an application with the Planning and Zoning Commission seeking a major modification to an already existing Planned Development District at 445 Access Road to construct a three-story building.

The new building and parking area will replace the existing one-story warehouse building and paved areas. The site is directly to the north of an existing Walmart, the entrance for which sits on Bridgeport Avenue.

Related to this application is another, separate proposal calling for a text change to zoning regulations related to floor area ratio. Thomas said the text change would allow increases to floor area ratios in the Central Business District and a site with direct access to Bridgeport Avenue or Access Road.

The commission, according to the text change proposal, can allow an increase if it is proven “consistent with established CBD bulk standards and as necessary to accomplish the intended purpose.”

Both applications will be on the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda Wednesday.

The original PDD approval for this site called for a gas station in the front of the property and a self-storage facility in the rear. Thomas said the developers are now just seeking the self-storage facility.