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PROPOSED: 112 Unit Housing Development

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This is a very good proposal by the town. Hopefully the right developer comes along and gets this done in a way that will compliment the center and start getting some real density in Windsor Center. I honestly think Windsor is one of the towns with the most to benefit from the Commuter line coming in with it passing right through the center. It is great to see the prospect of rail spurring mixed use development and increased density in our centers already with the project sill a few years away.

Hartford Courant

The site lies east of and adjacent to the rail line and along the existing Connecticut Transit bus route. The site "is to be developed in a way that strengthens the mixed-use and pedestrian character of Windsor Center," according to a document prepared for prospective developers by the Windsor Redevelopment Agency.

A conceptual plan by an engineering consultant shows the two existing buildings demolished and replaced by a pair of structures that would contain a total of 112 units of one- and two-bedroom apartments or condominiums. The development would use existing parking near the site and no additional spaces would be required.

A planned commuter rail line and existing access to gas, water and sewer lines make the site attractive to the right developer, said James Burke, the town's economic development director.

Burke pointed out that the last town center redevelopment project, the conversion of the former factory complex at 33 Mechanic St. into condos, proved a success. The development, First Town Square, sold out in 2008, two years after the project was begun.

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