7 things to know next week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire

Things to know next week include plans to convert a former nursing home into apartments in Wallingford and the expansion of a steak house on Highland Avenue in Cheshire.

In Meriden, the Planning Commission will consider plans for a 70-unit apartment building on the east side, as well as a retail cannabis proposal for downtown. 

Here’s our full list of seven things to know next week.

1. Apartments slated for former Wallingford nursing home

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of Town Hall. The agenda includes an application for the former Quinnipiac Valley Healthcare Center to be refurbished into apartments. The state closed the nursing home in March 2022 after receiving complaints about the care there.

2. Regency Towers, retail cannabis in Meriden

The Meriden Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 28 of Meriden City Hall. The agenda includes a site plan application by Regency Towers LLC to build a 70-unit multi-family residential development at 37 Parker Avenue North. Also on the agenda is a Transit-Oriented Development zoning permit application from Botanic JAC, 28 West Main St. for a retail cannabis establishment.

3. Fitness center, steak house expansion, auto wash in Cheshire

The Planning & Zoning Commission Monday is scheduled to hold public hearings on the following special permit applications: Steven M. Bowman for a health and exercise facility at 340 Industrial Ave.; Adis Redzic for an expansion of the existing restaurant, Butcher Bros steakhouse, at 1410 Highland Ave.; Serafino Calafiore, PDS Engineering & Construction Inc. for an auto wash at 980 S. Main St. The hearing also covers the site plan for the auto wash.

The hearings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Cheshire Town Hall, Council Chambers. The PZC will hold its regular meeting immediately following the hearings.

4. ARPA grant applications before Wallingford council

The Wallingford Town Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Hall. Its agenda includes several items approving ARPA grant applications and discussions about other applications.

5. Farmington Canal trail extension in Southington

Southington officials plan to discuss a bid recommendation for completing the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail between Lazy Lane to Aircraft Road. That section of the trail has been delayed by discussions with a property owner about an easement for the trail.

In addition to a bid recommendation, Southington’s Town Council will also hear the reports of special committees and consider a tax abatement for road improvements.

The council is scheduled to meet Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

6. Hearing on Neighborhood Assistance Program in Meriden

The City Council Human Services Committee will hold a public hearing concerning the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act Program. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. virtually and in person at Council Chambers Room 206 of City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is for citizens to comment on programs eligible for investment by business firms under the provisions of the Act.  The hearing can be accessed remotely by following the instructions posted at the top of the city website homepage https://www.meridenct.gov

7. Ambulance service in Wallingford

The Wallingford Ambulance Committee will hold a special meeting Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room at Town Hall. There will be a discussion on the town’s ambulance service and rate schedule.


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