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August 22, 2019Cart


by Fairfield County Business Journal

Developer seeks to add 7th building to Newtown apartment construction site

The apartment complex under construction in Newtown.

The developer of Covered Bridge Apartments, the six-building, 180-unit apartment complex under construction in Newtown, is seeking to add more units.

Contingent upon approval by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, developer Covered Bridge Newtown LLC wants to add a seventh building consisting of 30 units at 9 Covered Bridge Road, near Exit 9 of Interstate 84. The developer, which has completed one building – already occupied by renters – a clubhouse/office and in-ground swimming pool, initially received P&Z clearance for the project in 2015.

That approval was given under Incentive Housing-10 (IH-10) zoning statues, which allows for a higher-construction density than is typically allowed, as well as a commercial component, as long as 20% of the construction consists of affordable housing – 36 of the initial 180 units, or 42 of the proposed 210 units.

Newtown P&Z is set to hold a public hearing on the request on July 18.