South Windsor close to adopting year-long moratorium on new warehouse proposals

South Windsor’s Planning and Zoning Commission is poised to adopt a year-long moratorium on new warehouse and distribution centers in response to resident concerns following a development boom of just over a decade. Members delayed action, however, after an attorney representing an unspecified landowner raised concerns the measure had not been publicly available long enough for its adoption to be legal. Instead, the commission continued the public hearing until April 5, allowing enough time to ensure a moratorium could not be challenged on that basis. South Windsor Director of Planning Michele M. Lipe said a moratorium would be supported by South Windsor’s Plan of Conservation and Development. That plan calls for the town to attract development “consistent with the character and scale of its surroundings and with a strategy to maintain current business zones with updates,” she noted.

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