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Special Meeting Scheduled for Taylor Lane Complex Hearing

Middletown's Planning Board will hear the application on Dec. 18

The Nov. 6 Middletown Planning Board meeting. Credit: Gregory Kyriakakis
The Nov. 6 Middletown Planning Board meeting. Credit: Gregory Kyriakakis

A special meeting has been scheduled in December for Middletown Planning Board members to continue hearing a Taylor Lane townhome complex application.

Scheduling conflicts meant that testimony in the controversial application could not be heard during the board’s regular meeting last week. However, a Wednesday, Dec. 18 special meeting was put on the calendar, according to board secretary Debi Yuro.

American Properties at Middletown is seeking preliminary and final major subdivision and site plan approval to construct 196 townhomes and 49 affordable units, along with a 3,600 square foot clubhouse and a pool.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Middletown’s municipal building.

Some locals are unhappy with the plan, citing traffic and pedestrian safety concerns with the project.

Last month, Peter Steck, a planner retained by objectors to the site, said that Taylor Lane will become a busier roadway if the complex is built, and residents living on the eastern side of the complex could have a potentially dangerous walk to the amenities located across that road.

But the applicant contended that it was not uncommon for such a design and similar layouts have been used throughout the state.

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