Zoning commission to host special work session Monday
Two months into 2016 and the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission continues to push for a solution that will fix the town’s parking woes.
A second special work session meeting has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nichols Room in Town Hall, according to commission Chairman Fred Garrity.
The PZC previously held a meeting on Jan. 28 that explored possible changes to the town’s parking regulations, as well as options for increasing building height restrictions in town to prepare for future business opportunities.
“Our goal is to work on language that we can put in front of the public,” Garrity told The Times. “We want to concentrate specifically on parking, and hopefully get to the building height issue that’s for new developers.”
The chairman, who united a half dozen town department heads at the commission’s last work session, said that the dialogue is entering into its “second tier.”
“The first work session was focused on theory and intent, now we were entering the second level of the process,” he said. “We’re not working from a clean slate — we’re starting with the experience of what we have; what works and what isn’t working and deciding on where we need to add.
“Is it more stringent regulations?” he added. “Possibly, but we have to craft it with acceptable language.”
Two specific businesses that the commission is looking at are restaurants and gyms, Garrity told The Times.
“We want to implement the best practices in those areas,” he said. “We need to pay them more attention and make sure we’re going in the right direction.”
Monday’s meeting is open to the public, Garrity said; however, the Nichols Room is small and will only fit a small audience.
“We want public input on these regulations but we might not have the space for them at this session,” he said.