GEORGETOWN REDEVELOPMENT Redding, Connecticut
DPZ developed a master plan for the Gerogetown Redevelopment The masterplan provides a mixed and open community to celebrate the future. A 470 residential housing units, a large percentage age-restricted, will surround the Pond. The old Weaving Building will be converted into a loft apartment complex, providing artist-style loft apartments along with live/work space for employees of the businesses who lease space at the site, as well as subsidized housing for Redding senior citizens. Potential affordable apartment units are also provided for Town of Redding employees including firemen and police officers.
Historically-rehabilitated space will be provided at a price allowing businesses to operate in an integrated environment. Businesses that celebrate the historical accents of the site will be invited. Currently, tenants on the site include the Weir Farm Maintenance facility, the Stanley Steamer Company, and the custom woodworking shop of Mark Herman Housewright. There will be renovation of significant structures, some dating back to the late 1700s.
The masterplan provides easy access to all public transportation. Pedestrian trails throughout the property will integrate the Georgetown downtown with the Gilbert & Bennett site. Sustainable “green” development principles, such as a hydroelectric dam and power plant utilizing the existing infrastructure for power generation. Also fuel cell technology will be integrated with a possible co-generation unit to provide electricity for residential needs.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY