Wallingford PZC hears plan for Toyota expansion

Wallingford PZC hears plan for Toyota expansion

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WALLINGFORD — The Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday heard a presentation from Toyota of Wallingford for a proposed expansion of the Route 5 car dealership, but took no action on the application.

Toyota of Wallingford is looking to add about 9,000 square feet of space to its dealership at 859 N. Colony Road. Some of proposed changes include additional service space, a car wash area, an enclosed car delivery area, and a second floor with areas for employees and offices, said Joan Molloy, an attorney representing the dealership.

The proposed additions would bring the dealership’s square-footage from 21,574 to 30,335. The dealership is at the corner of Pent Highway and Route 5,

Representatives of the dealership did not ask the commission to act on the application, but wanted to get feedback before presenting it again at a future meeting.

Commission Chairman Jim Seichter said there are some discrepancies between the site plan submitted to the commission and a site plan approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals earlier this year, including several zoning variances. Those discrepancies will have to be addressed before the commission approves the application, Town Planner Kacie Hand said.

“What you’re giving to us needs to comply with what the ZBA approved,” Seichter told Molloy.

The dealership’s application is expected to be taken up again at a future PZC meeting.

In other business, the commission tabled a discussion on an application by Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery to add a temporary tent, patio and workshop to the winery at 15 Windswept Hill Road.

Hand said the agenda item was pushed to next month’s meeting because the applicant has not addressed comments made by town departments.



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