A public hearing was held in Shelton City Hall last night to discuss plans for a 14-unit apartment building on the site of a former gas station at 11 Leavenworth Road.
Attorney Dominick Thomas spoke on behalf of Blakeman Construction, LLC. He said the plot of land, located just beyond Indian Well State Park, is .93 acres, and .52 of those are to be developed. The new building would consist of one and two-bedroom units.
"Putting a convenient store and a gas station there would be nearly impossible," Thomas said of the idea to resurrect the land's former use. He said that because the only traffic going in or out of the space will be residents and visitors, the main road is not likely to become clogged.
Each unit would have an outdoor area, either a patio or deck, and there will be at least 21 parking spaces, mostly in the rear of the building.