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					                              CITY OF BRIDGEPORT
                             PLANNING AND ZONING
                                PUBLIC HEARING
                                   JULY 7, 2008

ATTENDANCE:           Patricia Fardy, Barbara Freddino, Ann Pappas Philips, John
                      Kenyhercz, Mel Riley, Reginald Walker, Robert Morton

STAFF:                Dennis Buckley, Atty. Greg Conte

                                  CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Fardy called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.

                                     ROLL CALL

Chairman Fardy then called the roll and announced that a quorum was present. She then
informed those present that the meeting was being recorded.

                                 PUBLIC HEARING

Chairman Fardy called the hearing to order at 6:46 p.m.

                                   CITY BUSINESS

08-39 DOWNTOWN – VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Petition of Alanna Kabel, Office
of Planning and Economic Development – Seeking Planning and Zoning
Commission support for the proposed Incentative Housing Program in the
Downtown Section of the City of Bridgeport.

Ms. Lynn Hager from the Office of Planning and Economic Development came forward
and introduced herself and Deputy Diane Toomey. She then explained that her office
was seeking permission to apply for grants for an incentive housing program. These
funds would be used for designating areas within the City in which affordable housing
units built within qualify for funding. The grant application required both City Council
approval but also endorsement from the Zoning Commission. Chairman Fardy asked if
this area applied to downtown Bridgeport. Ms. Hager said that currently that the Office
does not have any properties in the downtown area. The discussion then moved on to the
percentages of the plan and how it would be implemented.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

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                               CONTINUED BUSINESS

Chairman Fardy then asked if there were any applicants present who wished to either
defer or continue their cases.

08-45 – 62 Cherry Street, 80 Cherry Street, 1325 Railroad Avenue, 1341 Railroad
Avenue – Seeking a residential use under Adaptive Re-Use Regulations in an I-LI
ZONE

A representative for the applicant for 08-45 – 62 Cherry Street, 80 Cherry Street, 1325
Railroad Avenue, 1341 Railroad Avenue and requested a deferment.

** MR. MORTON MOVED TO APPROVE THE REQUEST FOR A
DEFERMENT TO THE JULY 28TH AGENDA FOR APPLICATION 08-45 – 62
CHERRY STREET, 80 CHERRY STREET, 1325 RAILROAD AVENUE, 1341
RAILROAD AVENUE – SEEKING A RESIDENTIAL USE UNDER ADAPTIVE
RE-USE REGULATIONS IN AN I-LI ZONE.
** MS. PHILIPS SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

Chairman Fardy again asked if there were any applicants present who wished to either
defer or continue their cases. Hearing none, the Commission then moved on to the
applications listed on the regular agenda.

08-16 3115-3135 Fairfield Avenue – Petition of 3115 Fairfield Avenue, LLC –
Seeking a Zone Change and a Coastal Site Plan Review under sec. 14-3 for 24
Residential Units in an OR-S ZONE (Continued from May 27, 2008)

Chairman Fardy stated that this item had been previously deferred and continued. She
said that a petition had been presented at the last meeting and the appropriate number of
signatures had been validated. Therefore, the Commission must have a supermajority to
approve this application. She said that she understood from the petitioner that the project
had been reconfigured and said that the Commission would not be addressing the condo
itself. The Commission is being requested to grant a zone change on a portion of this
property.

Atty. Rizio then informed Chairman Fardy that the petitioners had reached an agreement
with the developer and that Atty. Conte would be receiving a letter tomorrow
withdrawing their protest petition from Mr. Green. In view of this, Chairman Fardy was
advised that a simple majority vote would be needed. A discussion followed about the
technical aspects of this vote.



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Atty. Rizio was then asked about the status of the application to the Zoning Board of
Appeals. He then gave a quick update on the timeline and said that his client hoped to be
back on the agenda in August. He was then asked why the Commission had the
application now. Atty. Rizio explained that his client was looking for CAM approval and
a zone change on one lot, and that all the other changes would be presented in August.
Discussion then followed about the details of the application process.

Atty. Rizio then explained that the zone change which was before the Commission at this
time had not been sent to the ZBA first. He indicated on the site plan where the footprint
had been adjusted. He said that the urban design planner did not like the exit on to
Courtland Avenue because they wanted an urban corridor. The biggest complaint that
people have in Black Rock is parking. Atty. Rizio indicated where the zone line was on
both the previous application and the new application and where it would need to be
changed. The zone change has an impact on a deed restriction. But this would also mean
that it would be vital to have onsite parking. The discussion then moved to the details of
the site plan.

Ms. Freddino then said that she would prefer that the client submit his application to the
ZBA first because the redrawn plans indicate a loss of seven parking spaces. Atty. Rizio
said that he would be willing to go to the ZBA first, but wished to make it clear that
whatever the ZBA decides, it would not be applicable to tonight. Chairman Fardy agreed
with Ms. Freddino, stating that these were completely different plans.

** MR. RILEY MOVED TO CONTINUE APPLICATION 08-16 --3115-3135
FAIRFIELD AVENUE – PETITION OF 3115 FAIRFIELD AVENUE, LLC –
SEEKING A ZONE CHANGE AND A COASTAL SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER
SEC. 14-3 FOR 24 RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN AN OR-S ZONE.

** MS. FREDDINO SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-36 – 1370 Park Avenue -- Petition of Magdy Nouh – Seeking to re-establish a
Motor Vehicle Repair License in an R-B ZONE (CONTINUED FROM MAY 27,
2008)

Mr. Charles Jones, an architect in Bridgeport came forward and said that he had
requested a continuation on this application at the May meeting. Mr. Jones said that his
client was trying to re-establish an auto repair business that had been located at the
facility. The last time there was a question about the amount of parking and where the
cars would be stored. The plans have now been revised. There were concerns about
accessibility for a van. Mr. Jones explained that while the applicant would not be
working on the cars outside, sometimes they have to move the vehicles out of the
building. There is space for three vehicles to be parked on the property, but it is located

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where the gasoline tanker comes to fill the pumps, so it can not be designated as parking.
There is also some space on the property that vehicles could be parked on.

Chairman Fardy pointed out that there was a letter from Mr. Barry Skinner about having
vehicles on the property that were being stored or for sale. The discussion then moved to
the possibility of posting a bond for the landscaping where the building was being
demolished.

Chairman Fardy pointed out that the first application for this project had been granted
some time ago. Mr. Jones explained that the applicant had a subsequent problem with
one of the suppliers. Mr. Jones said that he had advised the applicant to wait on the
project until a decision was given so that he could come back to the Commission with the
full development.

Ms. Freddino asked whether having a Laundromat and an auto repair business on the
parcel was overuse. Mr. Jones then reviewed the history of the parcel following its
purchase. Chairman Fardy said that she was disappointed that there were no
improvements following the granting of the first application. Mr. Jones replied that there
were some conditions prohibiting the applicant from selling certain items and the
applicant decided that it would not be feasible for him to follow through.

Mr. Jones was then asked if the zoning permitted this use. Mr. Jones replied that it was a
pre-existing use in the zone and therefore the applicant wished to re-establish the
business. The applicant will be selling only automotive supplies.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

                                        RECESS

Chairman Fardy then declared a recess at 7:27 p.m. The Commission resumed public
session at 7:34 p.m.
                             DEFERRED BUSINESS:

08-25 – Greenwood Street, Hart Street & Fairview Avenue – Petition of Manuel
Moutinho – Seeking a Subdivision & a Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Review under Sec. 11-11 for a 19 lot subdivision in an R-A ZONE (DEFERRED
FROM MAY 27, 2008)


Atty. Rizio came forward and introduced himself to the Commission. He said that he
was representing the applicant, Mr. Moutino and that this application was completely

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consistent with the regulations. There are not many large subdivision that come before
the Commission and this case sums up the law. The request for subdivision in this
application are strictly in accordance with the State Law and the zoning regulations. He
then reviewed the various regulations with the Commission and used a case from
Fairfield as an example. He indicated that when an application fulfills all the zoning
regulations for a subdivision request, the Commission has no choice but to approve it.

The project will include single family housing and will not adversely affect
neighborhood. Atty. Rizio said that the Commission should receive the application and
confirm that it complies with the regulations, but after that, the Commission should
approve it. Atty. Rizio then handed out copies of the general regulations for
subdivisions to the Commission.

Chairman Fardy said that there had been some questions about the wetlands. In
reviewing the wetlands approval, certain issues arose. Chairman Fardy then requested
that these be brought forward for discussion, particularly the land between Lots 9 and 16
and the southeast of Lots 17 and 19, which should not be building lots and should remain
in the natural wooded state. She also stated that a bond was requested for landscaping.
Atty. Rizio explained that there was not only a landscaping bond but also that the City
Engineer could require a bond for the municipals. He then said for the record that this
application would be serviced by City water and City sewers and that the application
requires the extension of one street and some additional parking on another. The
improvements will be bonded by the City Engineer.

Atty. Rizio was asked about the entrance to the project, which he indicated on the plans
and also pointed out that the wetlands were buffered. Chairman Fardy said that there
were certain lots that had a delineation between their property and the wetlands. Atty.
Rizio agreed with this and said that inherent in the application, those conditions have
been conditions. Chairman Fardy then asked about the retaining wall on Lots 10 and 11,
which are to be designed by a structural engineer. Atty. Rizio said that this would be part
of the building permit process. Chairman Fardy said that this had been a controversial
issue and that she wished to be sure that all of the wetlands issues had been addressed.

Atty. Rizio said that all of the comments made by the City Engineer had been addressed.
Chairman Fardy said that the Commission had a letter from August 2007 and another
letter dated June 23rd. Atty. Rizio said that his client has satisfied all his concerns, but
pointed out that 95% of the concerns would be addressed during the building permit
process.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. A number of people indicated that they would be speaking in opposition to
the application.

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State Representative Jack Hennessey came forward and stated that he represent the 127th
in the north end of Bridgeport. He added that he lives at 556 Savoy Street and was
speaking on behalf of his constituents. His constituents suffer from many flooding
problems. He said that he had one letter from a constituent who was not able to be
present at the meeting. He then submitted the letter from Francine Sanshown of 29
Sydney Street for the record. State Representative Hennessey said that he had submitted a
bill before the legislature to fund the Ox Brook Flood Project in January. The DEP has
identified this property as being the key proponent to an extensive flood project that they
would like to have move forward. The opposition from this property owner is holding up
the Ox Brook Flood project. In 1991, this property was identified by the Casper study
group as being undeveloped and the only site for a flood retention pond.

State Representative Hennessey then submitted three different letters from the DEP, the
latest of which is dated January 8, 2008, and reiterates the importance of this property.
He then read the salient portions of the letter, which encouraged the land use bodies to
consider the fact that there was no other property on which a retention area could be
constructed. He informed the Commission that the State has been actively pursuing the
purchase of this property since 1991, but had not been successful. State Representative
Hennessey said that he had appeared before the Zoning Board numerous times to request
that this property be protected from development for flood control. The City of
Bridgeport is actively trying to negotiate with the owner to move forward with the flood
control project. The flood project is on hold while the negotiations since the property
was identified in the mid 1990’s for acquisition. The Mayor is very interested in
acquiring this property and a bond application is being viewed favorably. This property
would be connected with another park that is adjacent to this.

State Representative Hennessey concluded by saying that flooding is a major issue and
that it was also important to have open space in the area. He added that there was a
lawsuit in progress and that there were environmental concerns regarding global
warming.

Two residents from the nearby streets came forward and said that they were in opposition
to the project and that during the last two years, they have had water in their basement.

Mr. Cesear Cordare came forward and introduced himself and his wife. He then stated
that he was one of the participant in the lawsuit against the project. Mr. Cordare stated
that he lives at 50 Greenwood Street. He said that he had lived there since 1996 and
recently it had started to flood more frequently and that it has flooded at least six times in
the twelve years he had been there. The water pools in the backyards and doesn’t drain
off anywhere. He then said that he would not mind a few houses being built, but not 19
units. The quality of life in the area will go down if the crews start digging.



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Mr. Cordare was then asked if he was appealing the ZBA granting of the waivers. Mr.
Cordare said that he was part of the lawsuit that had already commenced the lawsuit.

Another resident came forward and said that he was opposed to the project because the
neighborhood would be losing 200 trees.

State Representative Chris Caruso came forward and said that he represents the families
that live on Hart Street and Greenwood and the other streets in that area. He said that
Representative Hennessey had spoken eloquently on the flooding issues in that area.
There are concerns about the area because it has been an area that floods regularly.

State Representative Caruso said that he wished to speak about the Master Plan, the
comprehensive Plan of Development, the regulations and the subdivision regulations. He
reminded everyone that the Commission had recently approved the Master Plan and that
the way the ordinances are written is that the comprehensive Plan is part of the Master
Plan. The ZBA Commission aborted the Master Plan by its decision because the Plan
indicated single family dwellings with certain lot sizes, and other details. In the
application, 18 of the 19 parcels have a variance granted. The regulations had to be
changed through the variances in order to squeeze this project in. This is why the
neighbors have taken the ZBA to court and the City will appeal against the ZBA. This
will also involved Planning and Zoning because of the issue of wetlands.

The project is extremely dense for that area and it will increase the flooding problems for
the neighborhood. State Representative Caruso pointed out that the Planning and Zoning
Commission had been entrusted with the site review and the overarching concerns of the
Master Plans. He said that it is understood that single family homes are permitted, but
that the issue is the variances and the flooding.

Ms. Freddino asked about the location of the park. State Representative Caruso indicated
this on the map. She then asked about the issue regarding the money from the State for
Island Brook.

Regarding the issue of the funding, State Representative Caruso stated that
Representative Harper who secured funding for the project, but the City did not take
advantage of the funding and the money has been held for well over ten years. State
Representative Caruso explained that he and Representative Hennessey had become
involved in the issue, to be use for a plan similar to the Ox Brook Plan. The DEP is very
interested in the parcel. An application to purchase the land was submitted last year and
the City has been in discussions with the developer to purchase the property.

State Representative Caruso was asked about connecting Island Brook to Ox Brook. He
then reviewed the details of this.



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Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone else who wished to speak against the
proposal. Hearing none, she then gave Atty. Rizio the opportunity for rebuttal.

Atty. Rizio then came forward and gave Mr. Buckley the original copy of a document
that he had faxed Mr. Buckley at an earlier time. He then said that he appreciated the
education about the flooding, and the legislature’s concerns in order to deal with this
issue. However, Atty. Rizio pointed out that this was not the Land Acquisition
Commission, but the Planning and Zoning and that the application was for subdivisions.
He then pointed out again that the subdivision application complies with the regulations.
The commission has no discretion or choice but to approve it. The Zoning Commission
was not reviewing this application in order to deny it so that the City could purchase the
property cheaper. Whoever purchases the property is irrelevant.

Chairman Fardy asked if she had seen something in the paperwork where a portion of the
parcel was set aside for the Ox Brook Project. Atty. Rizio then submitted copies of a
letter from the ZBA to the Commission. He then said that the entire property would not
be subject to the DEP for flood control. He reminded everyone that the ZBA had granted
new waivers.

Another member of the project team came forward and said that when he reviewed the
Casper Study for the Ox Brook retention pond and explained that the a diversion channel
to the property was originally planned. He then reviewed the details of the original plan
with the Commission.

Atty. Rizio pointed out that each house was specifically designed to funnel the storm
water and be self contained. The details of the drainage system were then explained. The
team member explained how the culverts were originally installed and that over time,
when people built houses in the area; they just piped the water into the creek, which leads
to the Rooster River. The culverts no longer have the capacity to hold all the storm water
that comes down the brook.

Atty. Rizio said that when he mentioned the ZBA, he did not want to give the impression
that the Commission had acted improperly. He said that when he had presented this to
the ZBA, their concern was making sure that this was in harmony with the rest of the
neighborhood. He said that if one compared the lot sizes for all the surrounding streets,
the lots averaged around 5,000 sq. ft. He then reminded everyone that none of the
surrounding properties had the ability for retention. Even with the subdivision, the parcel
outperforms any of the neighboring properties or streets in the area. The ZBA actually
conducted a survey of the neighborhood. This is consistent with the neighborhood.
Chairman Fardy pointed out that the Commission had put waivers on most of the parcels.
Atty. Rizio agreed and pointed out that the developer felt it was best to have a cluster of
homes and provide as much open space as possible to protect the wetlands. He added that
there was also a buffer area that would not be disturbed.

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In summary, Atty. Rizio pointed out that the Commission had spent the better part of half
an hour discussing things that were not relevant to the application. He said that the parcel
was not in a flood prevention zone, or an acquisition. If the city would like to acquire
this property, they have the right to do so, but the owner does not have any legal reason to
wait for the City. He added that the City was not purchasing the property. Atty. Rizio
said that there had not been one iota of evidence that this application does not comply
with the subdivision requirements. He then reiterated that as the usage was established,
the application was in compliance.

Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.


                                     NEW BUSINESS

08-40 – 440 Bunnell Street – Petition of Bridgeport Economic Development
Corporation (BEDCO) – Seeking a Site Plan review under Sec. 14-2, Soil Erosion &
Sedimentation Control Review under Sec. 11-11, Coastal Site Plan Review under
Sec. 14-8 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4 to construct & operate a structural
steel manufacturing building & construction of equipment storage facility in an I-LI
ZONE.

Mr. Keith Krian, a resident of 70 Beacon Street and was present to represent the
Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation. He introduced Mr. Ray Reimer, the
prospective buyer and Mr. Armand Barberlabian. The application was for a new
manufacturing building storage facility. Chairman Fardy said that the day she was there,
the site was a mess. She asked what type of construction material was going to be stored
on site. He then reviewed the site map for the parcel. Chairman Fardy asked what type
of manufacturing is done. The owner said that he manufactures steel objects. Chairman
Fardy said that there was concern about the driveway on Central Avenue. Mr. Krian said
that the group would come back with a revised plans. Mr. Krian said that he would be
making some changes after the decease and desist order. Once the steel is fabricated, the
steel needs to be stored until it is needed for the building. It was noted that the site was a
mess now and the applicant was asked what guarantee that the site would be cleaned up.
Chairman Fardy said that a bond would be required to maintain the site. Discussion then
followed.

Ms. Philips asked about the future use of one of the parcels. Mr. Krian reviewed this.
Mr. Krian also explained that Bridgeport Economic Development had been unavoidably
delayed and that the applicant had been allowed to operate on the site because of this.




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Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

08-41- 274-276 Fairfield Avenue – Petition of 274 Fairfield Avenue, LLC Seeking a
Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4 to renovate the
first floor for a Restaurant and Outdoor Dining Areas in an D-CB ZONE.

Mr. Phil Kutzma came forward and introduced himself to the Commission. He then
submitted some photographs to the Commissions to see the posting. He said that he was
asking for the approval for about half of the first floor. A month ago, he had asked for
approval for the other half of the building. The restaurant will serve light foods and have
light entertainments. He then showed the Commissioners where this parcel was on a
map. He outlined where the retention area would be for rainwater and the parking
structure. Ms. Philips asked about access from Elm Street to the restaurant. Mr. Kutzma
said that there would not be public access, and the deliveries would be from Elm Street.
There were several questions about the location of parking.

Chairman Fardy said that the Fire Marshal had too many seats and that there were too
many seats. Mr. Kuzma said that the Fire Marshal had stamped the plans and that they
were in compliance with the under fifty seats requirement.

Mr. Kuzma said that they were trying to create an area where people would like to come
and stay for some time.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

                                        RECESS

Chairwoman. Fardy called a recess at 8:40 p.m. and the Commission returned to public
session at 8:48 p.m.

08-42 283 Sheridan Street and 1296 Boston Avenue – Petition of Yankee Used Car
Inc. – Seeking a Site Plan Review under sec. 14-2 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4
& DMV License for a Certificate of Location for a Used Car Dealership in an R-C
& OR-S ZONE.

Atty. Richard Cunnnigham came forward representing the applicant, Yankee Used Car.
He pointed out that the ZBA had approved this application with conditions. The
applicant will be complying with these issues. He said that in the middle of June, they
received the May 15th letter and have been unable to reach the surveyor and the other

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appropriate party. He then distributed copies of the letter from the surveyor, Neil Jain, to
the Committee. He said that there was a question as to whether or not the two lots had to
be combined into one. A brief discussion about this followed.

Chairman Fardy said that the WPCA had some concerns about the drainage. He said that
the building permit could not be issued without complete drainage system. He noted that
there was an error on the plans regarding the handicapped parking space. He said that the
plans would be adjusted to the correct dimensions.

Atty. Cunningham said that the test pits had been done and that the Engineering
Department had missed the notations. On the width, the excess was on Boston Avenue
from 12 feet to 18 feet to allow for two way traffic. Atty. Cunningham said that there
was a traffic light at that intersection, so customers could make either a left or a right.
The sidewalk will be repaired on Sheridan as requested. Chairman Fardy said that a bond
might be required for the landscaping. Atty. Cunningham said that it would be interesting
if the parking area would be interesting. It would also help with drainage.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

08-43 – 955 Main Street – Petition of MetroPCS New York, LLC – Seeking a Site
Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 to install telecommunication antennas in a D-CB
ZONE.

Mr. Scott Muscov came forward as the representative for the applicant and requested that
this item be deferred to July 28th.

08-44 – 803 East Washington Avenue, Petition of MetroPCS New York, LLC –
Seeking a Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 to install telecommunication antennas in
an I-LI ZONE.

Mr. Scott Muscov came forward as the representative for the applicant and said that
MetroPCS was looking to install six antennas, which will be mounted in pairs on tripods
and are in a permitted area. Chairman Fardy asked about the map and Mr. Muscov said
that this was the ultimate build out.

Mr. Shakell Ranacame forward and reviewed the various coverage areas. He indicated
where the coverage gaps were on the map. Mr. Muscov said that MetroPCS was a newer
service and the company was looking to fill in holes in the coverage area.




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Mr. Thomas Shevilin came forward and explained that in order to obtain cell service,
customers are required to sign a contract for years, but MetroPCS is a monthly service.
He said that currently the company was working from Greenwich towards Stratford.

Chairman Fardy said that the Engineering had no problems and that there had been other
antennas on the building. Everything was roof mounted and would be internally
grounded. The Metro engineer came forward and displayed a schematic of the tripod
elevations and the antenna elevations for the Commission. Mr. Muscov reviewed the
regulations regarding the height requirements.

 Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

08-46 1901 Commerce Drive aka State Street Extension – Petition of Benny Zheng
of Hope Kitchen Cabinets & Stone Supply, LLC – Seeking a Site Plan Review under
Sec. 14-2, a Coastal Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-3 & a Special Permit under Sec.
14-4 to convert existing use to retail sales & display in an I-LI-ZONE.

Atty. Mark Stern came forward and said that he represented the applicant for Mr. Zheng.
He then presented photos of the postings to the commission and said that other than
restriping the parking lot, there would be no changes to the building. He explained that it
was not a retail showroom.

Chairman Fardy said that she could not find the scale on the site maps. Atty. Stern
indicated where the scale was.

Concerns were expressed about the location of the driveways. This was discussed.
Chairman Fardy said that the location was a mess. Atty. Stern said that attempts to clean
up the site had been made. He said that the show room would be for plumbers, and that
there would be limited customization on the site. The storage area would have fencing.
Chairman Fardy asked about the ZBA decisions. A bond may be required regarding the
landscaping requirements. Chairman Fardy said that a cease and desist order had been
issued and that Atty. Stern was present to correct the problems.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak against
this proposal. Hearing none, Chairman Fardy then closed the hearing.

08-47 – 252 Fairfield Avenue – Petition of Katherine & Kimberly Vendryes –
Seeking a Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4 to
renovate the existing space into Café Liquor with light food in a D-CB ZONE.



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Atty. Rizio came forward and introduced himself and Ms. Katherine Vendryes. He stated
that this was formerly the old lens camera shop. The property has been vacant and the
sisters wish to renovate the property. Chairman Fardy asked about the number of seats
and the whether the Fire Marshall had approved.

Ms. Vendryes came forward and said that the rear area would be set up as a lounge area,
rather than a dining area. Atty. Rizio said that he would be limited by the Fire Marshal
for the Building Permit. The business will be named the “Linger”. Copies of the
proposed menu and the possible theme evenings and a calendar of events were distributed
to the Commission.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in favor of
this proposal.

Mr. Kuzma came forward and said he was in favor of this. He then asked where the
garbage would be stored. He said that the tenants of the building were putting black
plastic bags on Fairfield and Broad. Atty. Rizio said that he would be willing to agree to
have all the garbage in a container on the side of the building. Chairman Fardy said that
it would be able to have covered, wheeled containers that can be pulled to the street.
Discussion about possibly using the two designated parking spaces for the rubbish
containers. Sec. 11-2-4 requires screening. Atty. Rizio suggested that an additional plan
be submitted or having it continued. The commission felt that they wanted to continue
the hearing at a later date.

Chairman Fardy then asked if there was anyone else present who wished to speak in
favor of this proposal. She then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak
against this proposal.

** MS. FREDDINO MOVED TO CONTINUE THE HEARING ON 08-47 – 252
FAIRFIELD AVENUE – PETITION OF KATHERINE & KIMBERLY
VENDRYES – SEEKING A SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-2 & A
SPECIAL PERMIT UNDER SEC. 14-4 TO RENOVATE THE EXISTING SPACE
INTO CAFÉ LIQUOR WITH LIGHT FOOD IN A D-CB ZONE ON JULY 28TH.
** MR. WALKER SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

                                  OTHER BUSINESS

There was no additional business to consider at this time.
                                DECISION SESSION

08-39 DOWNTOWN – VARIOUS LOCATIONS – Petition of Alanna Kabel, Office
of Planning and Economic Development – Seeking Planning and Zoning

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Commission support for the proposed Incentative Housing Program in the
Downtown Section of the City of Bridgeport.

** MR. RILEY MOVED TO ENDORSE THE SUBMISSION OF THE GRANT
APPLICATION FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER THE HOUSING FOR ECONOMIC
GROWTH PROGRAM REFERENCED IN SECTION 8-13 (M-X) OG THE CGS
AS REQUESTED IN THE PETITION OF ALANNA KABEL, OFFICE OF
PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – SEEKING PLANNING AND
ZONING COMMISSION SUPPORT FOR THE PROPOSED INCENTATIVE
HOUSING PROGRAM IN THE DOWNTOWN SECTION OF THE CITY OF
BRIDGEPORT.
** MS. PHILIPS SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-16 3115-3135 Fairfield Avenue – Petition of 3115 Fairfield Avenue, LLC –
Seeking a Zone Change and a Coastal Site Plan Review under sec. 14-3 for 24
Residential Units in an OR-S ZONE (Continued from May 27, 2008)

** MR. RILEY MOVED TO CONTINUE THE HEARING FOR 08-16       3115-
3135 FAIRFIELD AVENUE – PETITION OF 3115 FAIRFIELD AVENUE, LLC –
SEEKING A ZONE CHANGE AND A COASTAL SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER
SEC. 14-3 FOR 24 RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN AN OR-S ZONE REGARDING ZBA
CONSIDERATION
** MR. KENYHERCZ SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-36 – 1370 Park Avenue -- Petition of Magdy Nouh – Seeking to re-establish a
Motor Vehicle Repair License in an R-B ZONE

** MR. WALKER MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION FOR 08-36 –
1370 PARK AVENUE -- PETITION OF MAGDY NOUH – SEEKING TO RE-
ESTABLISH A MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR LICENSE IN AN R-B ZONE
** MR. RILEY SECONDED.
** THE MOTION FAILED WITH FOUR IN FAVOR (KENYHERCZ, RILEY,
WALKER AND MORTON) AND THREE AGAINST (FARDY, FREDDINO AND
PAPPAS PHILIPS).

Discussion then followed about whether there was overuse of the parcel because of the
use of a gas station, a motor repair site, and a Laundromat
08-25 – Greenwood Street, Hart Street & Fairview Avenue – Petition of Manuel
Moutinho – Seeking a Subdivision & a Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control
Review under Sec. 11-11 for a 19 lot subdivision in an R-A ZONE



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** MR. RILEY MOVED TO CONDITIONALLY APPROVE APPLICATION 08-
25 – GREENWOOD STREET, HART STREET & FAIRVIEW AVENUE –
PETITION OF MANUEL MOUTINHO – SEEKING A SUBDIVISION & A SOIL
EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL REVIEW UNDER SEC. 11-11 FOR
A 19 LOT SUBDIVISION IN AN R-A ZONE.
** MR. MORTON SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED WITH FIVE IN FAVOR (KENYHERCZ, RILEY,
WALKER, FARDY AND MORTON) AND THREE AGAINST (FREDDINO AND
PHILLIPS).

08-40 – 440 Bunnell Street – Petition of Bridgeport Economic Development
Corporation (BEDCO) – Seeking a Site Plan review under Sec. 14-2, Soil Erosion &
Sedimentation Control Review under Sec. 11-11, Coastal Site Plan Review under
Sec. 14-8 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4 to construct & operate a structural
steel manufacturing building & construction of equipment storage facility in an I-LI
ZONE.

** MR. MORTON MOVED TO CONDITIONALLY APPROVE APPLICATION
08-40 – 440 BUNNELL STREET – PETITION OF BRIDGEPORT ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (BEDCO) – SEEKING A SITE PLAN
REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-2, SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL
REVIEW UNDER SEC. 11-11, COASTAL SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC.
14-8 & A SPECIAL PERMIT UNDER SEC. 14-4 TO CONSTRUCT & OPERATE
A STRUCTURAL STEEL MANUFACTURING BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
OF EQUIPMENT STORAGE FACILITY IN AN I-LI ZONE.

** MR. KENYHERCZ SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-41- 274-276 Fairfield Avenue – Petition of 274 Fairfield Avenue, LLC Seeking a
Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4 to renovate the
first floor for a Restaurant and Outdoor Dining Areas in an D-CB ZONE.

** MR. KENYHERCZ MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 08-41- 274-276
FAIRFIELD AVENUE – PETITION OF 274 FAIRFIELD AVENUE, LLC
SEEKING A SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-2 & A SPECIAL PERMIT
UNDER SEC. 14-4 TO RENOVATE THE FIRST FLOOR FOR A RESTAURANT
AND OUTDOOR DINING AREAS IN AN D-CB ZONE.

** MR. MORTON SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.




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08-42 283 Sheridan Street and 1296 Boston Avenue – Petition of Yankee Used Car
Inc. – Seeking a Site Plan Review under sec. 14-2 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4
& DMV License for a Certificate of Location for a Used Car Dealership in an R-C
& OR-S ZONE.

** MR. RILEY MOVED TO CONDITIONALLY APPROVE APPLICATION 08-
42 283 SHERIDAN STREET AND 1296 BOSTON AVENUE – PETITION OF
YANKEE USED CAR INC. – SEEKING A SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC.
14-2 & A SPECIAL PERMIT UNDER SEC. 14-4 & DMV LICENSE FOR A
CERTIFICATE OF LOCATION FOR A USED CAR DEALERSHIP IN AN R-C &
OR-S ZONE.

** MS. PHILIPS SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-43 – 955 Main Street – Petition of MetroPCS New York, LLC – Seeking a Site
Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 to install telecommunication antennas in a D-CB
ZONE.

** MR. RILEY MOVED TO DEFER APPLICATION 08-43 – 955 MAIN STREET
– PETITION OF METROPCS NEW YORK, LLC – SEEKING A SITE PLAN
REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-2 TO INSTALL TELECOMMUNICATION
ANTENNAS IN A D-CB ZONE TO THE NEXT MEETING.

** MR. KENYHERCZ SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-44 – 803 East Washington Avenue, Petition of MetroPCS New York, LLC –
Seeking a Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 to install telecommunication antennas in
an I-LI ZONE.

** MR. KENYHERCZ MOVED TO CONDITIONALLY APPROVE
APPLICATION 08-44 – 803 EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE, PETITION OF
METROPCS NEW YORK, LLC – SEEKING A SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER
SEC. 14-2 TO INSTALL TELECOMMUNICATION ANTENNAS IN AN I-LI
ZONE.

** MR. MORTON SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-45 – 62 Cherry Street, 80 Cherry Street, 1325 Railroad Avenue, 1341 Railroad
Avenue – Seeking a residential use under Adaptive Re-Use Regulations in an I-LI
ZONE

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** MR. MORTON MOVED TO DEFER APPLICATION 08-45 – 62 CHERRY
STREET, 80 CHERRY STREET, 1325 RAILROAD AVENUE, 1341 RAILROAD
AVENUE – SEEKING A RESIDENTIAL USE UNDER ADAPTIVE RE-USE
REGULATIONS IN AN I-LI ZONE TO THE NEXT MEETING.

** MS. PHILIPS SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-46 1901 Commerce Drive aka State Street Extension – Petition of Benny Zheng
of Hope Kitchen Cabinets & Stone Supply, LLC – Seeking a Site Plan Review under
Sec. 14-2, a Coastal Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-3 & a Special Permit under Sec.
14-4 to convert existing use to retail sales & display in an I-LI-ZONE.


** MS. PHILIPS MOVED TO CONDITIONALLY APPROVE APPLICATION 08-
46 1901 COMMERCE DRIVE AKA STATE STREET EXTENSION – PETITION
OF BENNY ZHENG OF HOPE KITCHEN CABINETS & STONE SUPPLY, LLC
– SEEKING A SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-2, A COASTAL SITE
PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-3 & A SPECIAL PERMIT UNDER SEC. 14-4
TO CONVERT EXISTING USE TO RETAIL SALES & DISPLAY IN AN I-LI-
ZONE.

** MR. WALKER SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

08-47 – 252 Fairfield Avenue – Petition of Katherine & Kimberly Vendryes –
Seeking a Site Plan Review under Sec. 14-2 & a Special Permit under Sec. 14-4 to
renovate the existing space into Café Liquor with light food in a D-CB ZONE

** MS. FREDDINO MOVED TO CONTINUE APPLICATION 08-47 – 252
FAIRFIELD AVENUE – PETITION OF KATHERINE & KIMBERLY
VENDRYES – SEEKING A SITE PLAN REVIEW UNDER SEC. 14-2 & A
SPECIAL PERMIT UNDER SEC. 14-4 TO RENOVATE THE EXISTING SPACE
INTO CAFÉ LIQUOR WITH LIGHT FOOD IN A D-CB ZONE TO JULY 28,
2008.

** MR. WALKER SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

                               OTHER BUSINESS



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                          EXTENSIONS OF TIME REQUESTS

There were no additional requests to consider at this time.

                     ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF MEETINGS


Minutes of the Public Hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission held on May
27, 2008. Commissioners present: Fardy, Freddino, Philips, Kenyhercz, Riley, Kish,
Walker.

** MR. KENYHERCZ MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF MAY 27,
2008.
** MS. PHILIPS SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

  ANY OTHER BUSINESS, WHICH MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE
                        COMMISSION.

There was no additional business to consider at this time.

                                   ADJOURNMENT

** MS. PHILIPS MOVED TO ADJOURN.
** MR. MORTON SECONDED.
** THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Sharon L. Soltes
Telesco Secretarial Service.




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