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Possible vote on CBA projects rescheduled for board’s April 1 meeting

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Planning Board has carried a possible vote on a proposal to expand, modify and renovate the facilities at Christian Brothers Academy to its April 1 meeting.

The application filed by representatives of CBA, a private school that is located at 850 Newman Springs Road, was scheduled to have been heard at the board’s Feb. 5 meeting. Board members may have voted on the expansive proposal that evening.

However, a Planning Board representative said the applicant requested that the matter not be heard on Feb. 5. A request was made to and granted by the board to carry the application so information the board has requested may be submitted by the applicant.

At this time, no new testimony will be heard on April 1, according to the board’s Feb. 5 agenda.

The board may vote on the CBA application on April 1 and there may be an opportunity for public comment, according to a board representative. If public comment is heard, the applicant will have the opportunity to rebut the comments, if necessary.

CBA educates young men in grades nine through 12.

According to a legal notice published by attorney John Giunco, who represents the applicant, CBA is seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval to improve its amenities.The school’s 143-acre property is in a Rural Estate Residence Zone.

The proposed expansion and renovations are as follows: demolish and reconstruct the existing Benilde Hall with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements; construct an addition to the existing alumni hall with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements; construct an addition to the existing cafeteria building and include a building entrance canopy with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements.

And, demolish and reconstruct the existing McKenna Hall with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements, including the construction of an internal driveway connecting the faculty parking lot, McKenna Hall, a proposed tennis pavilion and proposed new track and field improvements.

CBA seeks to renovate the existing Valentine Hall and construct a deck area with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements; demolish and reconstruct the existing Round Barn, including the construction of a covered practice field with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements; make improvements to the existing baseball field; and construct a tennis pavilion area and view platform.

Construction of soccer and lacrosse field improvements would include, but are not limited to, an artificial turf soccer/lacrosse field and bleachers with associated walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements. The existing track and field improvements will be demolished.

Finally, CBA is proposing new track and field improvements including, but not limited to, an eight-lane running track, bleachers and storage/bathroom building with walkways, landscaping, parking, lighting and drainage improvements; and a proposed rugby field improvement that would include the installation of a gateway arch.

The school’s application also proposes improvements to parking, walkways, internal driveways, landscaping, lighting and drainage.

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