A request to change zoning for the former St. Elizabeth’s Church property on Burban Drive to allow more dense residential development was pulled Thursday night, with applicants citing confusion by some as to the scope of the application.
Residents packed the Branford firehouse for the presentation, mostly in opposition to the plan to change the current zoning, R-4, to R-1, which allows for a significant increase in the number of residential units allowed on the property.
John Mancini with BL Companies, the engineer for the application, stated there was general confusion by many on the scope of the request.
In an early analysis by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection of the application, the entire 10-acre site was analyzed, and the potential zoning change would increase the total number of residential units from 21 to 72 possible on the site.
But Mancini indicated the impacted area could be much smaller, and pulled the application with the intention to reapply at a later date with a more specific plan to demonstrate the intention of the applicant.
Records indicate the site was purchased for $900,000 from the church earlier this year.
No new application date was given.
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