More from our President....
a Report of the progress from 2022-2023
Search for Land- Our search for land on which to build led us to property on Hickory Ridge. We were encouraged that much work had been done to site 2 four bedroom homes on the property which we could rework to two 2 bedroom duplexes. We were assured of financing from Local Incentives Service Corporation (USC} and submitted a bid. We were outbid and dropped the property from our search. Town-owned lots in Kingswood-Meadowood were explored with the First Selectman, Bob Carlson. A letter sent to KNSA detailed the difficulty of development there because of the soil type/drainage. Any further investigation of these issues would have to be undertaken by the developer (KNSA).
In the spring of 2023 we are exploring property on Fowler Road (30 acres) and Grindstone Hill (30 acres). The owners have met with our housing consultant, Dave Berto, and board members to explore the possibility of partnering in development of affordable housing on their property. KNSA is working with our consultant to submit a schematic to our town selectmen for a
52-bedroom apartment complex on town-owned property on Wintechog Hill. To this end, we signed a contract with Patriquin Architects, PC on March16, 2023, to prepare an architectural site plan, a typical unit plan, and other architectural services, different from previous plans the Town has seen. . This contract also states that they will meet virtually with Town Staff, KNSA and other stakeholders to discuss two approaches.
The approval for obtaining site control of this 8.5 acre parcel must be through the 8-24 process which controls the disposal of town-owned properties. The residents of North Stonington would have to approve the sale of the property at a town meeting. The target date for this being brought to to a town meeting - perhaps in early Fall.
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