Application for Long Hill condos could be modified, again

Plans for the potential development at 405 Long Hill Avenue have changed as developers withdrew their initial application for a zone change and building of 14 condos on the acre parcel of land.

Planning and Zoning Chairman Ruth Parkins read a letter written by site attorney Dominick Thomas regarding his clients Jack and Josephine Gaida at the commission’s Tuesday, July 12 meeting.

“Dear Chairman Parkins: The purpose of this letter is to withdraw the above captioned application from consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission. My clients are investigating uses of the property other than multi-family residential. Thank you and the commissioners for the attention given to the matter.”

In the spring, Shelton residents openly opposed the development of the residential parcel.

“We were ready to discuss and take action and they ruled it before that discussion took place,” said Parkins.

The discussion was to permit three or four one-family homes. Site attorney Dominick Thomas said the applicants decided to withdraw the application, but their plans for the property are not over yet.

"The applicants chose to withdraw application and we are currently discussing the possibility of resubmitting it with an increase in one family homes as well as the construction of a 12-15,ooo square foot industrial building that would be divided into bays," said Thomas.

He added that the applicants already have two businesses that are interested, and possibly a third, in the industrial building space.