Two public hearings set in North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — With four special permit applications on the table, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has set two public hearing for April

The first will be held Monday, April 8, and include three applicants: a mining permit for Segalla Sand and Gravel; an accessory structure for dwelling unit at 178 Lower Road; and an accessory apartment at 141 Canaan Valley Road.

A second public hearing will be held Monday, April 22, for the resubmission of the subdivision application at Honey Hill Road.

The initial application was withdrawn earlier this year for further consultation. Since then, Allied Engineering and property owner Bruce McEver have consulted with archaeologists, outside engineering firms, wildlife specialists, and the Inland/Wetlands Commission.

“We want to work together to get this project approved,” said George Johanssen of Allied Engineering.

Johanssen said all consultants have approved the new proposal.

A notable change in the newly submitted application is a 300-foot setback from the Housatonic River. This stretch of land will be protected by a conservation easement to prevent development near the river.

Another change is that the road will be built to town standards: 26 feet wide.

The new application still calls for 20 lots with septic tanks. No home construction is proposed in the application.

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