Seminary Street Property Owner Applies for Building Permit for Two Homes

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Following unanimous Special Permit and site plan approval by the Planning & Zoning Commission at its regular meeting in September, the town last week received an application to construct two residences on a Seminary Street lot where a single-family home had once stood.

The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath residences at 115 Seminary St. will include 2,281 and 2,331 square feet of living space, according to a building permit application field Oct. 13.

They’ll cost about $550,000 apiece to build, according to the application, and the contractor and architect on the job is Anthony Tomas Builders are of Norwalk. 

Tomas himself is listed as a principal of the company that owns the .35-acre property on the corner of Scofield Lane, state records show. It was purchased for $900,000 in June, tax records show. Initially, on July 25, the New Canaan Building Department received an application for a permit to construct a four-bedroom home on the site. (The 1983-built Colonial that had stood there has been demolished.)

The owners appeared before P&Z on Sept. 29 and won approval from the Commission despite concerns voiced by several neighbors. According to meeting minutes, “Jack Sutton of 122 Seminary Street expressed a concern about the height of the buildings, “Maria Palladino of 53 Scofield Lane expressed concern about the steepness of the driveway,” “Elena Schlegel of 26 Scofield Lane asked the Commission to stop allowing developers to over develop residential parcels” and “Jonathan Jameson of 33 Scofield Lane asked for a clarification of the elevations of the retaining walls.”

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