The Danbury Planning Commission has signed off on a restaurant proposed for Newtown Road. A Jersey Mike’s got special exceptions to turn a retail space into fast food space in the shopping plaza anchored by Stop & Shop.
A traffic consultant suggested the applicant pay for crosswalk improvements so people can easily go on foot between the two strip malls. The applicant's traffic consultant hasn't seen a demonstrated need for a crosswalk, and believes that would fall under the state's purview as Newtown Road is technically a state road. The Planning Commission agreed with the applicant and determined that the requested improvements were not required as it's beyond the score of the application.
The approval was given so long as it's designed in a manner which is compatible with the character of the area and will not create conditions harmful to the natural environment or which will jeopardize public health and safety.