A new mixed-use development of residential, commercial, passive public play areas, and a riverwalk is in the planning stages. The development includes 147 residential apartments and commercial space built around a Wellness theme. The businesses include a smoothie/coffee café, a gym, and a spa.
The development encompasses four buildings designed in a Dutch Colonial Nantucket style. Amenity spaces, available to the public as well as residents, are tucked under two of the buildings.
Resident amenities include roof decks on all buildings, providing views of Branford River. A courtyard for residents has a gazebo, pool and casual seating areas.
Plant selection began with a site visit and survey of existing vegetation. Common horticultural plants were selected for use around buildings and the pool area for flowering and aesthetic reasons. Indigenous plants were favored for all other areas, especially along the river. Native red maple was selected as a shade tree to reflect existing trees on adjacent properties.
The riverwalk separates lawn on one side from a natural buffer along the river frontage. Plantings are kept a distance away from the paved walk to allow access for fire and emergency vehicles. Benches are provided at intervals for public use. The café with patio is surrounded with plantings of inkberry, juniper, serviceberry and rose of Sharon.
Four buildings to include 147 apartments, gym, cafe
Approx. 160,000 sf
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