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The Danbury Planning Commission has given a positive referral of an application to allow the former Super 8 Motel be turned into a homeless shelter with wrap around services.  The Zoning Commission is holding a virtual public hearing on the application tonight.  Planning Commission chair Arnold Finaldi wrote to the Zoning Commission that  proposed amendment represents a combined and collaborative effort by the State and the petitioner to create a use under a new non-congregate model that safely addresses the housing and support of persons experiencing homelessness brought to the forefront as a result of the global pandemic.  Planning recommended to Zoning that they consider requiring the site be limited to one principal use.  Zoners have received dozens of letter in opposition to the application to have the Stamford-based nonprofit Pacific House run the 86-room shelter at 3 Lake Avenue Extension.  The hearing is at 7:30pm, via Zoom.

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