Zoners OK expanding 'prime-heavy' Route 7 building – The Ridgefield Press

The empty building at 719 Danbury Street will turn out to be much less “prime heavy” after first-flooring growth plans have been accredited on the zoning fee assembly Tuesday night time. — Peter Yankowski picture

Mid-century fashionable is lifeless.

That was the consensus at Tuesday night time’s Planning and Zoning Fee assembly, the place property proprietor Steve DiCiacco obtained approval to increase the primary flooring of the vacant building that sits at 719 Danbury Street.

“That building was put up within the 1950s, and as close to as I can inform, was imagined to be some sort of futuristic building,” DiCiacco mentioned to the fee.

“Nicely, the longer term got here and went — or perhaps it simply by no means arrived.”

Regardless of the building not at the moment holding a tenant, DiCiacco mentioned, he’d wish to increase the primary flooring to enhance the building’s aesthetic attraction. The building at the moment has a second story that overhangs the primary flooring by a number of toes.

“My 95-year-outdated mom says that it appears prime-heavy,” DiCiacco mentioned.

Planning and Zoning director Richard Baldelli mentioned the sq. footage added to the building’s first flooring — the whole would are available round 2,700 sq. toes — wouldn't “even meet the necessities to want one other parking area.”

“Transfer to approval,” Commissioner George Hanlon mentioned after the presentation, “regardless that I feel mid-century fashionable is coming again.”

Commissioner John Katz laughed at that remark.

“Most of us pray that mid-century fashionable will not be coming again,” he mentioned.

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Zoners OK expanding 'prime-heavy' Route 7 building - The Ridgefield Press