New and Expanding Companies March 2017

East Granby | Suffield | Windsor Locks | Windsor


East Granby (3/3/2017)

Pending Projects

  • Mike Latonie/Pride Gas Station – Have submitted for regulation change to allow for gas station/convenience store in a Commerce Park A zone. Public hearing is scheduled for 3/14/17.
  • Brignole Vineyards – 103 Hartford Ave; have submitted for regulation change to modify hours of operation for private functions on New Year’s Eve to stay open until 1AM on New Year’s Day.
  • 3 Creamery Brook – Have submitted wetland application and site plan application to IWC and PZC for the March meetings to construct an approximate 7k sq ft office building in an upland review area.

Projects Under Construction

  • 10 Airport Park Rd – Coorstek has taken out building permit for 11,025 sq ft addition.
  • 54 Floydville Rd – Paines has taken out building permit for outbuilding to construct enclosure to dumpster area per DEEP revised permit.
  • 39 Bradley Park Rd – MB Aerospace has taken out permit for 4,350 sq feet of new office and reconstruction of all interior office space of approximately 6,000 sq ft.
  • 15 International Drive – Joining Technologies has taken out building permit for tenant fitout for 20k sq ft of office/manufacturing space.
  • 16 International Drive – Novitex has taken out building permit for tenant fitout for 14k sq ft of warehouse space.

Recently Completed Projects

  • 99 Rainbow Rd LLC – 99 Rainbow Rd has taken out tenant fitout for 3,125 sq ft of office space.
  • 20 Bradley Park Rd – Rockbestos has taken out building permit to install a 25' x 32' storage building to store maintenance vehicles.

On-Going Business Locations

  • Joining Technologies – Looking to lease 20k sq ft at 15 International Drive. Have received pre-approval from DECD on BDZ.
  • Coorstek – DECD has given pre-approval for BDZ incentive for the 11k sq ft addition at 10 Airport Park Road. Has not received approval yet.


Suffield (3/3/2017)

Pending Projects

  • The Hamlet at East Street South – Application approved for 166-unit affordable housing development.
  • Commercial Greenhouse – Large commercial greenhouse operation approved by PZC – initial phase is an 11.79-acre greenhouse of a potential 43-acre greenhouse growing tomatoes.
  • Broad Brook Brewery – Manufacturing facility and tap room slated for Mach One Lot 3.

Projects Under Construction

  • Commercial Kennel – 11,400-s.f. kennel and pet rehabilitation center.
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers – 5,000 s.f. on Bennett Road and Route 159.

Recently Completed Projects

  • Champion Container – Acquired 80,000-s.f. building at 5 Firestone Drive for distribution center.
  • Water & Sewer Utility Extension Project Phase I – Water and sewer line extensions on Route 75 in light industrial zone.
  • Windsor Marketing Group – 88k s.f. facility expansion.
  • Suffield Gymnastics Academy – 10,000 s.f. lease on Ffyler Place.

On-Going Business Locations

  • Water & Sewer Utility Extension Project Phase II – Request for state bond funds submitted for additional water and sewer line extensions on Route 75 in light industrial zone.
  • Subdivision of Town Owned Light Industrial Property – 63-acre town property on Route 75 is being subdivided into 4 lots for sale.
  • Ffyler Place Redevelopment – Town pursuing options for relocating public works garage.
  • Town Center Tax Increment Financing District – Town TIF Policy and District Master Plan have been drafted and adoption process has begun.
  • Bridge Street School – $8.4 million project to convert school into community center approved at referendum.
  • Roads – $9.1 million in road improvements approved at referendum.
  • Town Hall Renovation – $4.3 million in bonding approved for upgrades to Town Hall.
  • Fire Trucks – Town meeting on March 7th to consider funding of replacement of 3 vehicles including an aerial.
  • Suffield Library Enhancement – New addition and facility upgrades complete. Environmental remediation issue being addressed.
  • Hilltop Farm – Town awarded $250,000 STEAP grant for restoration of two houses on this National Historic Register property. Work is progressing.
  • Suffield Housing Authority – $800,000 Small Cities CDBG grant for modernization of the senior housing facility. Project has been completed.
  • LOTCIP Grant for Trail Linking Schools – Town awarded $355,000 to construct a bike/walk trail between the Middle School and High School.


Windsor Locks (3/2/2017)

Pending Projects

  • Montgomery Building – Beacon Communities of Boston approved for the conversion of the mill into 160 apartments. Developer seeking tax credits for the project.
  • Main Street Enhancement – TIF District approved coterminous with the Main Street Overlay Zone. Fuss & O’Neill retained to conduct capital needs and hydropower feasibility for Windsor Locks Canal in conjunction with Suffield. The Town is working with State on relocating the Train platform downtown. TOD public workshop conducted with DOT hired consulting firm. Main Street merchants subcommittee has been created by Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce. Meetings on Main continue to be organized.
  • LOTCIP Application – CRCOG recommended $3 million in funding for streetscape improvements on WL Main Street. Design work is being reviewed by the DOT.
  • TOD Grant – Town awarded $137,000 for predevelopment and acquisition costs on property across from planned station area. Old post office building has been demolished. Working on stakeholder meetings, purchase of adjacent property for parking and retaining wall design.
  • 60 Main Street – The Town is looking at options for improving access and aesthetics for this building.
  • Bradley Gateway Project – DOT design staff are preparing new conceptual drawings for Route 75 improvements to include roundabouts and a center median. Further design and consideration has been requested by the Town due to additional life threatening accidents in recent months.
  • Route 75 Sidewalks – Town is in receipt of commitment to fund letter for over $1 million for sidewalk construction. Construction anticipated for this summer, 2017.
  • Industrial Rental Garage Units – Rollies Garage at 4 Lawnacre planning new garage space.
  • Bradley Bowl – Planning and Zoning Commission approved of major renovation to now include laser tag, rentable exclusive lane section, new restaurant and bar area at 129 Ella Grasso Turnpike.
  • Airfield Aleworks – Planning and Zoning Commission approved brewery at 4 National Drive.
  • 200 Old County Circle – Seeking approval for an additional storage building for a total of 3 on the site.
  • Fleetmasters – Applied for an additional 4,000 sf of garage space and an additional parking lot at 422 Spring Street.

Projects Under Construction

  • Historic Train Station – Roof work complete. Continuing to raise funds for masonry and interior.
  • CARite – Car sales facility at 501 North Street, nearing completion.
  • Serta Simmons Bedding – Tenant fitout of 100 D Neil Hagen Drive, goal is May for completion.
  • 83,000 S.F. Spec Warehouse – Under construction at 229 Old County Circle.

Completed Projects

  • Hungry Rhino – Restoration of restaurant, new ownership on Main Street.
  • Woodridge Condominiums – 42-unit multi-family community off of South Center Street.
  • C&S Strip Barn Reconstruction – King Spring Road – fire-damaged building.
  • Demolition of 252 Main Street – Blighted building across from WL Commons / “to be” station area
  • Griffin Dewatering – Opened in 16k s.f. space at 50 Lawnacre Road for New England operations.

Other

  • Plan of Conservation and Development – Drafting of POCD in progress.


Windsor (03/01/2017)

Pending Projects

  • AeroGear – Site plan submitted for 82,000 SF phased expansion of aerospace manufacturer at 1050 Day Hill Rd.
  • DATTCO – Special use application submitted for school bus yard at 105 Baker Hollow Rd.
  • Loomis Chaffee School – Site plan submitted for 14,800 SF addition to dining hall.
  • Amazon.com – Plans submitted for solar installation project at 200 Old Iron Ore Rd.
  • OSF – Site plan submitted for 9,000 SF addition to flavor manufacturer at 30-44 Baker Hollow Rd.
  • Kennedy Road Marketplace – Site plan revision approved for 14,500 SF expansion of shopping center to accommodate new HomeGoods store and retail pad site at 1065 Kennedy Road.
  • Great Pond Village – Plan amendments and resubdivision applications submitted for Phase 1 of 700-acre mixed-use redevelopment of ABB site at 2000 Day Hill.
  • Windsor Animal Shelter – Site plan approved for new town animal shelter at 942 Bloomfield Avenue.

Projects Under Construction

  • Amazon.com – $10 million reconfiguration of fulfillment center at 200 Old Iron Ore Rd.
  • GE – Major office renovations at 175 Addison Road.
  • Aetna – New racking for data center at 570 Pigeon Hill Road.
  • Hyatt House – Lobby and bar area renovations at 200 Corporate Drive.
  • Plaza Building – 3.000-SF addition, new electrical system and renovations at 280 Broad Street.
  • Windsor Station – 130-unit apartment project at commuter rail station in Windsor Center. CO issued for first 90 units, remaining units CO expected by April 1.

Recently Completed Projects

  • Fabbrica, LLC – New curtain wall engineering/manufacturing company established operation in 57,000 SF at 25 International Drive and portion of 35 International Drive.
  • Leipold – 20,000 SF addition of precision manufacturing plant at 545 Marshall Phelps Road.
  • Keeney Park – Clubhouse renovations at golf course.

On-Going Business Locations

  • Town of Windsor – Acquired former Westinghouse facility at 100 Addison Rd for public safety and public works facility.
  • Triumph Actuation Systems – Leased 88,500 SF of flex space at 175 Addison Road.
  • Quest Engineering – Leased an additional 44,500 SF of office space at 175 Addison Road (expansion to total 61,040 SF).
  • XPO Logistics – Logistics company leased 61,295 SF of distribution space at 550 Marshall Phelps.
  • Swiss Re – Reinsurance company renewed 20,382 SF office space lease at 2 Waterside Crossing.
  • Turf Products, LLC – Grounds equipment supplier leased 24,000 SF of warehouse space at 472-496 Hayden Station Road.
  • Barton Associates – Healthcare staffing company leased 10,961 SF at 1001 Day Hill Road.
  • Bath Fitter – Bath remodeling company leased 6,232 SF of flex space at429B Hayden Station Road.
  • A&S Innersprings USA – New joint-venture of Subinas (Spanish family owned) and AGRO (German family owned) assumes lease of 59,100 SF of manufacturing space at 4 Market Circle.
  • Okamoto – Manufacturing machine distributor leased 5,200 SF at 425D Hayden Station Road.
  • The Wheel Group – Wheel distribution center at 428 Hayden Station Road.
  • Office Tenant – Leased 3,964 SF of office space at 360 Bloomfield Avenue.
  • Flex Space Tenant – Leased 9,520 SF flex space at 920 G/H River Street.
  • Industrial Tenant – Leased 6,000 SF of industrial space at 472-496 Hayden Station Road.