A land use application to allow two dwelling units over office space at 23 Hubbard Road in Wilton Center got approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission May 9. The commission voted all in favor with the exception of Rick Tomasetti, who abstained because he \u201coffered some assistance\u201d with the project. Presented on behalf of property owner Townsend-Adams Properties by Kevin O\u2019Brien, founder and broker of O\u2019Brien Premier Properties LLC, the application sought to convert the space into two \u201cidentical\u201d two-bedroom apartments. On May 9, O\u2019Brien presented his final plans, which included the addition of four dormers, egress windows, a central stairwell, and a fire escape. \u201cThis is pretty minimal,\u201d commented Town Planner Bob Nerney. \u201cIt\u2019s not changing the shell [of the building] with new construction.\u201d \u201cWe\u2019re definitely keeping it in the character of the existing building that\u2019s there today,\u201d O\u2019Brien said. \u201cNot much is changing.\u201d Earlier on in the public hearing process, the town planner said he liked the idea of more apartments in Wilton Center, because it would \u201chelp businesses downtown.\u201d \u201cWe want to encourage situations like this, where there will be very little change to the building itself,\u201d Nerney said on March 28, when O\u2019Brien first came before the commission with his client\u2019s application.