|Planning and Zoning Code- Section 38
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SECTION 38 NEWFIELD STREET CORRIDOR ZONE
38.01- PURPOSE- The purpose of this zone is to establish a district of compatible
land uses along the area of the Newfield Street Corridor, which is already business
industrial and retail in character. Development within this zone shall be in general
conformance with the Newfield St./ Route 3 Corridor study which has been prepared and
adopted as part of the Plan of Development pursuant to Section 8-23 of the Connecticut
38.02- USES- No land shall be used or occupied and no structure shall be erected constructed, reconstructed, altered or used, except for any use which is indicated in the NPZ column of the Use Schedule, Section 61 of this Zoning Code, and shall be subject to such provisions as referred to in that column. Single family homes, multi-family homes, automotive repair, liquor stores, and gas stations in existence prior to the effective date of this section shall be considered permitted uses. Any change in use of an existing building from residential to another permitted use shall require the submission of a full site plan demonstrating that the site can satisfy all relevant Zoning Code provisions.
38.02A SPECIAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (SRD) FLOATING ZONE SUB-DISTRICT (Section added effective 4/30/18)
1.) APPLICABILITY - In addition to the uses found in Section 61 of this Code a SRD sub-district may established on any lot or assemblage of lots in excess of three (3) acres within the NEWFIELD STREET CORRIDOR ZONE (NPC).
2.) PURPOSE- An SRD sub-district is designed to encourage mixed use development within the Newfield Street Corridor by permitting multi-family development in the corridor and allowing retail/commercial development on the same parcel. The sub district will encourage variety and flexibility while also retaining the Commissions legislative authority to guide and ensure proper development.
3) PROCEDURE-APPLICATION PROCESS SITE PLAN REQUIREMENTS - An application for approval of a SRD Sub District shall be made in writing to the Planning and Zoning Commission signed by the owner or owners of the land which are the subject of the application. The application shall include twenty (20) prints of the site plan of the property drawn to scale showing the information as required in Section 55 of the Zoning Code, including a detailed landscape plan and full architectural renderings The Commission shall refer the proposed plan to City Departments for review and comment and shall hold a public hearing on the proposal in accordance with Section 8-3 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
4.) ESTABLISHMENT - In rendering a decision on a SRD floating zone sub-district the Commission acts in a legislative capacity and shall be afforded wide and liberal discretion. The Commission shall use its knowledge of the area, departmental comments, public comment, its Plan of Conservation and Development and Section 71 of this Regulation to render its decision. The Commission may approve, disapprove or approve with modifications the application of the SRD sub district and a site plan for the development of land which site plan may deviate from the standards in the underlying zone and Section 40 for parking requirements. The Commission may attach any conditions to its approval as it considers necessary in order to assure continued conformance with the zoning regulation.
A suitable notation shall be on the Zoning Map identifying any property for which a SRD Sub District has been approved. (Section added effective 4/30/18)
(Of which the front 50% of the front yard shall be landscaped)
Lots of record qualify for both permitted and special exception uses provided they satisfy all other zoning criteria. During the special exception and site plan review process the Commission may waive or modify the yard and lot coverage requirements so as to insure proper design and placement of buildings.
38.04 TRAFFIC IMPACTS- Uses and addition to uses which generate one hundred (100) peak hour vehicle trips or more based on the ITE trip generator tables shall be subject to the following: Submission of a traffic impact analysis by a traffic engineer containing present roadway conditions, existing roadway capacity, existing and projected traffic volumes (ADT, Peak A.M. and Peak P.M.), existing and projected volume capacity ratios, existing and projected levels of service, existing and proposed sight lines, site generated traffic distributions, traffic accident experience, and all on- and off-site improvements which will help mitigate anticipated traffic problems.
38.05 SIGNS- In addition to Section 48 of this Code the following more restrictive standards shall apply:
38.07 ORDERLY TRAFFIC MOVEMENT- In the absence of consolidated parcels in order to assure future orderly vehicular movement onto the street by requiring shared points of ingress and egress between lots, the Commission or its staff during the site plan review process may require vehicular cross easements as part of individual development plans and may waive or modify setback requirements to facilitate unified, well planned development.
38.08 MERCHANDISE AND MATERIALS STORAGE AND DISPLAY- Merchandise shall not be
stored or displayed within the required front yard setback.
38.09 AREAS FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING- Any lot developed shall provide adequate space for the loading and unloading of goods and materials so located so as to avoid conflict with vehicular movement and shall be adequately screened from sight.
38.10 ILLUMINATION- Interior and exterior lighting, including signs, shall not be of such intensity or located or directed in a way as to produce glare or discomfort on public streets or neighboring properties. All lights shall be directed away from residential zones unless specifically designed to enhance a pedestrian linkage.
38.11 LANDSCAPING AND BUFFERING- A landscaping plan which identifies the location of
all landscaped islands and the types of species within the islands shall be submitted with
the application material.
(Section added effective 1/15/99)
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