Windsor officials adopt tighter controls for new warehouses/logistics centers

Windsor officials last week adopted stronger controls over construction of new warehouses and distribution centers, responding to rising resident concerns. The change also means that large warehouse proposals will be subject to public hearings, and the commission can use resident feedback to require changes to plans to address the concerns of residents and board members. Barz said the change doesn’t allow the commission complete discretion, but it does allow the commission to deny a proposal deemed “too intensive.” It additionally allows the commission to mandate conditions meant to lessen impacts to surrounding residents. The push for tighter controls began with resident complaints about the approval process for the BDL Logistics Center development in 2021. Scannell Properties was approved to add two buildings with a combined 487,200 square feet at 1190 Kennedy and 451 Hayden Station roads.

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