Tag Archives: William Sweeney

Norwichtown Burger King developer, Norwich Historical Society reach settlement

The developer of a controversial Burger King abutting the historic Norwichtown colonial burial ground announced a settlement Wednesday with the Norwich Historical Society that calls for the developer to enhance the buffer zone between the properties and to donate additional plantings to create buffers behind other commercial properties on Town Street. The Burger King project […]

Norwich planning commission approves Burger King abutting historic burial ground

The planning commission Tuesday approved a controversial plan for a Burger King restaurant with a drive-thru on Town Street, the rear property line abutting the historic Colonial Era burial ground. While planning commission members said they were sympathetic with concerns by the many opponents who attended two public hearing rounds to voice objections to the […]

New London loosens zoning regulations to allow housing in more areas

H. Marcus & Co. buildings new london

The Planning and Zoning Commission has loosened some restrictions on creation of new housing, restrictions that some developers viewed as an obstacle to redevelopment in the city. The changes will make renovations and adaptive reuse of historic buildings more economically feasible and open up more areas for development, said local attorney Bill Sweeney, who successfully […]

Alcohol License Approved For Newington Ax Throwing Venue

Montana Nights

A beer, cider and wine permit was approved Wednesday night for a Newington recreational ax throwing venue set to open in late July or early August. Questions during the zone and planning commission meeting centered not on the safety of mixing alcohol and axes but also on whether the facility would have ample parking spaces, […]

Mystic marina owners propose redevelopment

Seaport Marine Rendering

The owners of Seaport Marine on Washington Street are proposing a redevelopment of the 11.5-acre site with construction of a second restaurant, a 40-room boutique hotel, commercial space, apartments, townhouses and single-family homes, as well as a public-access boardwalk. The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission held a workshop Tuesday night to discuss the proposal with […]

Annual TCORS Golf Outing Raises $5,000 for Nonprofits

TCORS golf outing

TCORS recently held its 22nd Annual Golf Outing to help raise donations for two local nonprofit organizations. The outing was held at Pequot Golf Club in Stonington, Connecticut on October 6th and yielded more than 100 attendees in total throughout the day. More than 80 golfers participated in this year’s golf scramble to raise money […]

Commission OKs $20M condo project at former Mystic Color lab

Mystic Harbor Rendering

The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved scaled-back plans to develop the vacant Mystic Color Lab property into 42 townhouse condominiums in seven buildings. The site plan approval was the second and final approval that the Greylock Property Group needed to develop the $20 million project known as Mystic Harbor Landing on […]

Norwich City Council to ask state to scrap Route 82 roundabouts

Norwich city hall

The City Council Monday reversed its stance taken a year ago that supported the state’s proposed $42 million reconstruction of Route 82 with a median divider and six roundabouts and now is asking the state to reconsider the project. After hearing from several business owners along the Route 82 corridor, the council voted 5-2 to […]

New London’s Howard Street site of proposed residential developments

Parcel J

A grassy patch of land at one of the city’s busiest intersections that has remained vacant for several decades is in line for a major housing development. Parcel J, at the corner of Bank and Howard streets, is the site of a proposed 90-unit apartment complex, with an estimated value of between $12 million and […]

Olde Mistick Village seeks zoning changes to reinvigorate Golden Triangle

William R. Sweeney

The owners of Olde Mistick Village are seeking to change the zoning regulations in the tourist commercial zone around Exit 90 to allow for increased lot density and buildings as much as 65 feet tall. Bill Sweeney, the attorney for Martin Olson Revocable Trust, said Thursday that the owners are committed to preserving the character […]