Commission grants extension on permits


NAUGATUCK — The Zoning Commission last week granted one-year extensions for two special permits.

The commission gave Vinny’s Restaurant and Pizza owners and brothers Remzi and Vesel Nasufi an extension on a special permit for a proposed gas station and convenience store at 42-46 Prospect St. and 0 Golden Hill Road, where the restaurant is now.

The commission originally approved the plan for the gas station in 2014. It approved changes to the plan, including shrinking the size of the convenience store from 4,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet, in September.

Attorney Michael McVerry, who represents the Nasufis, previously told the commission in December the need for an extension was economically driven.

The commission also granted an extension on a special permit to build athletic fields on a 7.3-acre parcel of property at the Apple Hill Estates subdivision.

The borough originally accepted the open space in January 2016 in order to build full-sized baseball and soccer fields with lights on the land off of Osborn Road and Wisteria Drive.

The commission approved the plan in March 2016.

The borough had begun work on the park but had not been able to finish it, Town Planner Lori Rotella told the commission in December.