Pomfret ZBA to consider relocation of destroyed taxidermy studio

The Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals will soon consider a resident’s request to move his former taxidermy studio to a new location after it was engulfed in flames several months ago.

Robert Brian Noody of 4910 Webster Road is appealing for a special use permit for property located at that same address. The request is based on the denial of a building permit to build a two-story addition to the existing residence for the purpose of locating a taxidermy studio and the need for a special use variance.

The environmental significance of the proposed request will also be reviewed by the ZBA during the public hearing, which will be held July 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pomfret Town Hall.

Anyone may appear in person or by agent or attorney. Communication in writing may also be filed with the board. All interested persons shall be heard.

Fire investigators previously announced that the taxidermy studio, once located at 4823 Route 20, was a total loss due to an accidental fire in mid-March. A pet grooming business was also lost in the blaze.