Archives for: August 21st, 2015

Town Meeting Approves Funds To Demolish Canaan House

Written by NEDC on August 21, 2015
Canaan House

A years-long wish has come true for officials hoping to raze old buildings at Fairfield Hills. Residents at a town meeting Monday, August 17, approved $5 million in funding, an estimated $4.3 to $4.5 million of which will be used to remediate and raze Canaan House. Predemo work should start in the fall. Read complete […]

P&Z Approves River Walk Condo Complex In Sandy Hook Center

Written by NEDC on August 21, 2015

Following discussion at an August 20 meeting, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members unanimously approved the construction of the River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, a 65-unit condominium complex planned for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, near the Pootatuck River. Voting in favor of the housing project were P&Z Chairman […]

Salon Michelle Holds Ribbon Cutting, Plans Grand Opening

Written by NEDC on June 19, 2015

Town officials joined Salon Michelle’s owner and staff for a ribbon cutting celebrating the business’ new location at the corner of Queen Street and Church Hill Road. Among those attending are, from left, Newtown Economic Development Commissioner Matt Mihalcik, Kerry McKenna, Ashley Hernandez, owner Michelle Schettino-Hawli, Jacquie Davis, First Selectman Pat Llodra, Alison Carrier, Kathy […]

P&Z OKs Residential Component At Commercial Complexes

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

Following a June 5 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members approved revised zoning regulations which, in effect, would greatly increase the amount of residential apartment space that could be included as a second-story use in new commercial buildings that include uses such as stores and offices on the first story. George Benson, town […]

Regulation Change May Bring Apartments To Summit Project

Written by Christal Preszler on April 23, 2015

On May 21, dozens of town officials, business leaders and interested potential tenants gathered at Fusion 25 for an “open house” promoting a planned commercial/office development at 146 South Main Street called the Summit @ Newtown. But the use of that development recently shifted to a somewhat precedent-setting mixed commercial/residential use after a zoning regulation […]