Avon Self Storage in Connecticut has received approval from the Inland Wetlands Commission to build a new 12-foot-wide emergency-access route to the facility, which not only complies with the towns request for alternate fire-truck access, but will allow the facility owner to expand his site.
Owner Robert Haines has a pending application with the Planning and Zoning Commission to expand his company onto 190 and 230 Old Farms Road. To gain approval, he needed inland-wetlands clearance because his property falls within 100 feet of wetlands.
Some neighbors who live nearby in Sconsett Point expressed concerns about the emergency route being used by the public and the potential for additional litter in the wetlands, but most supported Haines request. The public hearing for the expansion will continue on July 19 at the Avon Senior Center.