We, the undersigned, urge Canton's Planning & Zoning Commission to deny the developer of 9-15 Albany Turnpike's request for (9) special permits to: excavate and remove more than 2,000 cubic yards of rock; build retaining walls exceeding the 8-ft. height limit; a gasoline filling station for 20 gas pumps; exceed the number of permitted signs; have retail exceeding 2,500 square feet; a drive-thru restaurant; a car dealership; outdoor storage and display; and outdoor dining.
The project is too large for the site and violates the letter and spirit of the Plan of Conservation & Development. We remind the Commission the town's zoning regulations state, "In approving a special permit, the Commission may stipulate such conditions as are reasonable and necessary to protect or promote: a. Public health, safety or welfare; b. The environment; c. Improved land use, site planning and land development, and sound planning and zoning principles; d. Property values; or e. Better overall neighborhood compatibility."
This project violates all five provisions.
Please help C.A.R.E. (Canton Advocates for Responsible Expansion) Save The Rock and Our Water (Canton, CT).
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