Torrington P&Z approves schools building project site plan, with conditions

Members of the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Planner Jeremy Liefert have approved the city’s $180 million school building project, though concerns remain about traffic and sustainable practices such as solar panels. The School Building Committee requested special exception permits and site plan approval for the middle and high school buildings and new administrative offices for the school district, replacing the aging Torrington High School, which will be torn down once the new construction is completed. Amy Samuelson, representing the SLAM Collaborative, the project designer, answered a number of questions regarding traffic concerns raised by police Sgt. Dustin Baldis. In his own memo of approval, the city planner set a condition that any and all traffic problems must be resolved before the certificate of occupancy is issued.

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