The Bethel Planning and Zoning Commission is considering an application for a mixed use development at the former Stony Hill Inn property. At their meeting last week, members continued a public hearing into plans from Upstream Properties LLC to build residential and commercial buildings between the Copper Square townhouses and Mountain Laurel Plaza.
This is part of a proposed new overlay district option, which could be applicable to the Route 6 business zone. The proposed zoning change would increase permissible residential unit density. 10 units per acre are currently allowed on parcels at least 5 acres in size, but the proposed change would allow up to 20 units.
3 apartment buildings, two 5,000-square-foot commercial buildings and a pocket park are part of the proposal from Upstream Properties being called Grand Stony Hill Village.
The public hearing on Upstream Properties’ application will continue during the commission’s next meeting a week from today.