The Planning & Zoning Commission has approved a request to make minor adjustments to the borders of three commercial lots so soil contamination is limited to just one of the properties. The contamination is primarily on a 1.8-acre parcel that includes the Wendy\u2019s fast-food restaurant, Gulf gas station and Scooter\u2019s Deli Mart at 484 Bridgeport Ave. But some contamination on the southern edge has \u201cspilled over\u201d to an abutting property owned by the same entity, according to Caleb Scheetz, senior project manager with Fuss & O\u2019Neill, an engineering and environmental firm. The P&Z voted unanimously Dec. 11 to move the lot lines by about nine feet, based on the request of the current owners of all three properties, Crown Point Center LLC. The change makes the 484 Bridgeport Avenue lot larger by 0.03 acres. The other parcels being slightly adjusted are 494 and 504 Bridgeport Avenue. All are commercial properties that make up the Crown Point Center, a strip shopping complex that includes various businesses. The center also includes 514 Bridgeport Avenue. Scheetz told the P&Z that 484 Bridgeport Avenue previously was a machine shop, where the below-ground contamination originated. He described it as \u201cshallow soil contamination\u201d that includes a low concentration of PCPs. The contamination is from decades ago and was moved around the site when it was developed by the previous owner, he said. \u201cSome remediation\u201d was done during the center\u2019s development, he said, but it \u201cwas not completed.\u201d Scheetz said \u201cthe former property owner is responsible\u201d for the remaining contamination, based on laws, and Fuss & O\u2019Neill has been hired by the current property owner to make sure that happens. Tracy Lewis, a land surveyor for the current owner, said state environmental officials have advised it would be best to have all the contamination on one property. Attorney Dominick Thomas, who represented the previous owner when the site was developed, said he believes contamination was placed under the convenience store as part of the government-approved remediation process. Scheetz then told Thomas, \u201cYou\u2019re not privy to all the information.\u201d The site was previously owned and developed into the shopping center by an entity connected to James Botti, who later spent time in federal prison for his role in a zoning-related corruption scandal in Shelton. Joe Rocco, one of the center\u2019s current owners, said Botti hadn\u2019t completed the environmental cleanup. Botti \u201cshirked his responsibility and did not close this out,\u201d Rocco said. After the applicant and his representatives were asked questions about the environmental status of the properties, P&Z member Elaine Matto said the request appeared to simply involve an administrative matter to alter property borders. Rocco agreed. \u201cWe weren\u2019t bringing you an environmental issue,\u201d he said. \u201cWe were bringing you a zoning issue.\u201d Scheetz said ground monitoring devices are being used on the land and \u201cinstitutional controls\u201d such as capping and a ban on digging may be implemented in the future. The contamination is mostly under asphalt or buildings due to the site\u2019s development. Crown Point Center was approved by the P&Z as two separate Planned Development Districts in 2002 and 2004.