Commission approves additional plaza parking


PROSPECT — The Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved an amendment to a special permit for additional overflow parking at the small shopping plaza at 115 Waterbury Road.

The plan would add six spots by cutting down trees in the back and making a gravel lot.

“Some of the businesses are a little busier than we anticipated and the doctor gets some visitors that hang around a lot,” Joseph Commendatore said.

He said the plaza, which has an empty storefront, occasionally runs out of parking spaces. Commendatore said the spots in the back would be mostly used by employees.

The plan won’t increase storm water runoff, Commendatore said. The commission agreed that the plan was a good, simple solution to the parking problem.