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    Proposed Updates to PA 490 Open Space Designation

    Public Act (PA) 490 is a state law that allows towns to reduce the tax burden on undeveloped land. There are three types of land this provision may apply to: Farm, Forest and Open Space. While the eligibility requirements for farm and forest lands are determined by the state (and all towns must provide the reduced assessment), individual towns decide whether to provide the reduced assessment for undeveloped, privately-owned land (i.e., “open space”). For many years Tolland administered its PA 490 Open Space program through the zoning regulations.

    Tolland intends to continue to offer the PA 490 Open Space program, but make two changes:

    • Move the provision from a zoning regulation to a town ordinance, to be consistent with standard protocols for this program.
    • Eliminate eligibility for commercial and industrial properties, as recommended in the 2009 Tolland Plan of Conservation and Development.

    The first step is for the Tolland Planning and Zoning Commission to remove the PA 490 section from the Zoning Regulations. To do this, the Commission is holding a public hearing on July 13. In turn, the Town Council has scheduled a public hearing for the adoption of an “Open Space Assessment Ordinance” on July 14.

    PUBLIC HEARING – MAY 11, 2015 – ON THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGES:
    CLICK HERE – TVA REVISIONS – Design Guidelines and
    CLICK HERE – TVA REVISIONS – Hotel & Multi-family Building Heights

    Adopted “Drive-through Service RegulationsEffective: March 15, 2015
    Drive-through Service Regulations Eff. 3-15-15

    Detention Basin Information

    TOLLAND GREEN CONCEPT PLAN – Click Here

    Click Here – Transit-Oriented Development Toolkit for CT

    Information Booklet- meeting with State Officials-April 29, 2013

     

    TOLLAND TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS ZONE
    Adopted Zoning Regulations – Effective July 1, 2013

    Click Here for the Development Analysis Plan

    Tolland Technology Zone – 3D – December 3, 2012

    Technology Zone Power Point Presentation – April 2, 2012

    Growth & Development Power Point to State Officials 2-2012

    Tolland Village Area

    The Planning and Zoning Commission for several years has been examining what has come to be known as the “Tolland Village Area”, located adjacent to the Exit 68 interchange.   The Commission recognized that, due to the prime location, development will likely occur here and that current zoning might not result in development that reflects Tolland’s character. The Commission began undertaking studies and holding public meetings to form a vision for a town center.  During a 2009 telephone survey, two-thirds (64%) of Tolland residents expressed support for the concept of creating a “community focal point, similar to a village-type ‘town center,’ in a walking friendly setting with community gathering spots and shops” in Tolland.  The PZC with consultants, Planimetrics of Avon and input from the public has developed regulations and guidelines to guide the community to achieve the vision.

    Study booklets:
    Village Principles
    01 Preliminary Evaluation
    02 Tolland Village Area Concept
    03 Visual Preference Survey Results
    Concept Sketch – November 2010

    PRESENTATIONS

    TVA Presentation – Town Council – February 9, 2012

    Video Tour of the Proposed Tolland Village Area

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGgGlUzi2XY

    Tolland Village Area Overview Presentation

    http://portal.sliderocket.com/AIXYH/Tolland_Overview_November_30

    TOLLAND VILLAGE AREA

    The following amendments/revisions were approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

    • Revisions to the Zoning Regulation for the Tolland Village AreaClick Here
    • Design GuidelinesClick Here
    • Revised Zoning MapClick Here
    • Revised Low Impact Development and Road Design Manual- Click Here

    Check out sustainable development practices on the Capitol Region Council of Governments website at:
    http://www.crcog.org/community_dev/sustainable-dev.html

    Plan of Conservation & Development

    The Tolland Planning & Zoning Commission adopted the Plan of Conservation and Development  effective November 15, 2009. This important plan  pro-actively establishes a common vision for the future of the community and determines policies that will help attain that vision.

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    Plan of Conservation & Development –
    Effective November 15, 2009 – Amended July 1, 2011

    If you have any questions or if you need further information please feel free to call the Development Group office at 860-871-3669.