At its meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, the Planning and Zoning Commission will open a public hearing to consider whether to allow the building height in the Design Retail Business Zone on Route 7 to be increased from two stories to three. That would allow buildings to be constructed 40 feet tall, beyond the current 35 feet allowable, and up to 48 feet to the highest ridge for buildings with sloped roofs.
The application, filed by 200 Danbury Road, LLC, also seeks to increase the maximum floor area ratio from 0.25 to 0.35. Floor area ratio pertains to a building’s “bulk.” Under present regulations, a building on a two-acre site in this zone may have a maximum of 21,780 total square feet. Spread over two stories, that would be 10,890 per floor.