The Danbury Environmental Impact Commission is considering an application to turn a vacant building near the mall into a restaurant with drive-thru. The application, for a restaurant to be determined, is before commission because Kissen Brook runs behind the former Pier 1 Imports property. Danbury Retail Management LLC plans to tear down the building and construct a smaller one for a drive-thru restaurant and other commercial space. The parking area would be reduced with some of the 1.2 acres at the corner of Backus Avenue and Sugar Hollow Road returned to nature. The public hearing has been continued to the May 25th meeting. Approvals would also be needed from Danbury's Planning and Zoning commissions.