Home-schooling group nears approval for Shelton location

SHELTON — Dozens of area children that are presently being home schooled may soon have a permanent facility to call home, at least during school hours. 

The Planning and Zoning Commission, at its meeting Wednesday, asked for drafting of a favorable resolution for creation of a Planned Development District at 60 Todd Road. The commission plans to vote on the resolution next week. 

The move, if approved, would allow From Seeds to Sprouts, a private education association that according to its website provides a “curriculum … based on a general Christian worldview” to those who are “disillusioned” with schools but lack the means to home school their children, to open in the existing building on site.

This building had been part of a larger PDD request from J&L Enterprise, LLC, that included 86 apartments on a presently vacant portion of the property listed as 74 Todd Road. 

From Seeds to Sprouts last year had locations in Southbury and Seymour. The group announced its plans to move its Seymour location to Todd Road in Shelton, but the complexity of the plans — with the apartment component — delayed any final action.