P&Z to decide on North Haven trucking facility tonight

P&Z to decide on North Haven trucking facility tonight

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NORTH HAVEN — Residents of the Sackett Point Road neighborhood will have one more chance to voice their opinions on a proposed trucking facility Monday.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to make a decision on an application by Old Dominion Freight Line for a shipping and freight terminal in an industrial zone near 300 Elm St.

The proposed facility, on the 30-acre site, would house 86 trucking bays, plus parking, storage and office space. The company also would bring jobs and tax revenue to the town.

However, residents have raised concerns at past commission meetings about intrusions such as noise, air pollution and a proposal to lower Sackett Point Road by one foot, which trucks would need to pass under a bridge and residents say could cause flooding problems. 

First Selectman Michael Freda said he has heard from about 200 people on the issue.

”We always have to keep in mind that development is good for the town,” Freda said Monday, “but it can’t happen at the expense of the quality of life for citizens.”

Another plan for the land is to divide the parcel into two, and build a senior community on part of it. The commission will discuss that possibility Monday, 7 p.m. at the North Haven Memorial Library.



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