by Janice Steinhagen
Contact Reporter, Staff Writer
Route 164 Development Would House Residents, Retail
A Farmington-based development firm is planning an ambitious 61.27-acre "self-sustaining community," the first of its kind in the United States, on property adjacent to River Ridge Golf Course in Griswold.
Heritage River Village would house more than 600 residents in rental apartments and condominiums, including adults in need of assisted living or memory loss care, along with 42,000 square feet of commercial space, according to developers.
"To my knowledge…. There hasn't been anything done exactly like this" elsewhere in the country, said David Kagan, president of Kagan Associates Inc. and managing member of Heritage River Village LLC. He said that northeastern Connecticut "is really under-served with these kinds of facilities or anything like it."
The project website, www.heritagerivervillage.com, cites the "lack of existing housing and services within the broad regional market" as a motivation for siting the project in Griswold. READ MORE
The Town of Griswold and the Borough, Jewett City, are part of the Southeastern Economic Region and have identified areas of development considered key to the region's economic future and are concentrating their efforts on them.
The Economic Development Commission has been working diligently to develop acceptable parcels, to formulate development programs, and to provide incentives for businesses to invest in Griswold.
The goal of the Economic Development Commission and the Planning and Development Department is to link prospective businesses and property owners who are interested in dividing or developing their land.
Property owners are encouraged meet with the Town Planner when considering marketing their parcels so that they may be informed of the relevant regulations and procedures that must be followed. The Town Planner will assist them in identifying all the land-use options available to the them and will work to attract business there.
In all cases, the Planning staff is ready to assist any person in need of guidance on the Town’s regulatory policies as they may relate to development of land, provision of public services, or the general health, safety, and welfare of Griswold's residents.
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