June 8, 2021
P&Z voted to approve the application seeking a 24-lot single-family residential subdivision for property located at 76 West Granby Road, R30 Zone
June 22, 2021
The commission voted unanimously to approve an application for a garage in excess of 1,000 square feet for property located at 33 Strong Road.
The commission approved an application seeking a Site Plan modification and Special Permit under Zoning Regulations to allow a residential use/caretaker apartment in conjunction with a commercial use, for property located at 369 North Granby Road, subject to the specified conditions.
July 13, 2021
P&Z approved the renewal of a Special Permit under Zoning Regulations Section 9 for earth excavation for Tilcon, Inc. for property located at 536 Salmon Brook Street.
The commission is considering the adoption of a cannabis moratorium to allow time to consider whether such establishments should be prohibited or regulated. The town attorney has prepared draft language for the commission’s consideration. To establish a moratorium, the commission needs to amend the Zoning Regulations. The commission decided to refer the proposed moratorium to Capitol Region Council of Governments and hold a special meeting in August to consider the amendment.
The Department of Transportation is planning to start the Granby Center intersection project this fall.
July 27, 2021
P&Z approved an application for a 1-lot re-subdivision to create one additional building lot, for property located at 91 Hungary Road, with specified conditions.
The commission approved an application for a Special Permit for a garage in excess of 600 square feet and within 100 feet of the street for property located at 27 Barn Door Hills Road, R2A Zone, as proposed.
To read the full minutes of these P&Z meetings, visit granby-ct.gov/node/219/minutes/2021
Maple View Farm Special Permit Approved
The Granby Planning & Zoning Commission voted unanimously July 13, to approve The Brewery at Maple View Farm’s application to modify its Special Permit for the existing farm store and farm brewery. The changes include hours, events, music, sale of alcoholic beverages, and illuminated signs for the property located at 192 and 198R Salmon Brook Street. The Special Permit now includes the following conditions:
The normal business hours of operation shall be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week.
Light music is permitted inside the brewery building, on the patio, and on The Brewery Lawn. Light music is any music played or performed at a level at which persons not located in the brewery building, on the patio, or on The Brewery Lawn can hold a conversation without unreasonably raising their voices. Light music is permitted between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days per week.
Non-light music is permitted on the patio and on The Brewery Lawn and shall be restricted to a maximum of six days per calendar year. Non-light music is music played or performed at a level above the level described for light music. Non-light music is permitted between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Granby Zong Enforcement Officer shall be notified in writing/email seven days prior to any such non-light music event.
Farm activities, including but not limited to banquets, weddings, and other parties are permitted during normal business hours. If music is used, it must conform to the above conditions.
Outdoor farm activities outside the normal business hours of operation are limited to six per calendar year. Outside of normal hours is limited to 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. If music is used, it must conform to the above conditions. The Granby ZEO shall be notified in writing/email seven days prior to any such outdoor farm activity.
There is no limit to the number of events held inside the brewery building.
If a temporary outside tent or other such structure will be used on the property, it is limited to six building permits per calendar year. The tent shall be located on The Brewery Lawn and may not remain on the property for more than four consecutive days.
In addition to beer, The Brewery may sell Connecticut-made alcohol.
The service area for the brewery includes three temporary service areas on The Brewery Lawn.
The parking area is limited to farm fields; no parking is permitted in front of existing farm fences running parallel to Rte. 10/202. Parking areas will not change from gravel/dirt/grass. A parking plan shall be provided to the Granby ZEO seven days prior to non-light music events and outdoor farm activities. The parking plan shall outline the parking areas to be used, number of cars that can be accommodated, and any other practices that will be used to control parking and traffic flow, such as parking attendants, signage, lane and space striping, etc.
The sign on Rte. 10/202 will conform to sign regulations and be lit with downward facing lights. Driveway “Enter” and “Exit” signs will be similarly lit with downward facing lights. A sign permit is required for the proposed signs.
No additional permanent outside lighting fixtures are approved. Temporary lighting for events may be considered and approved by staff.
The use of the property and facility for the production, sale and on-site consumption of beer and the above outlined events are permitted only in conjunction with the operation of the farm and the business shall be operated by the owner of the property or the children or siblings of the owners of the property.
To read the full minutes of the P&Z meeting, visit granby-ct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3171/f/minutes/pz_minutes.07-13-21.pdf