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Public Hearing on Former Color Lab Site Tuesday

The plan for condominiums by developer Edgewood Mac LLC, calls for four separate buildings with parking under the raised buildings per requirements by FEMA.

2 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic location of former Color Lab and possibly site for luxury condos. Patch photo.
2 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic location of former Color Lab and possibly site for luxury condos. Patch photo.

 

 


 

Residents have the chance Tuesday to weigh in on the latest proposal for the former Color Lab site at 2 Harry Austin Drive in Mystic.

The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission has a special meeting slated for 7:30 p.m. at Mystic Middle School to, among other business, hold a public hearing on the luxury condo proposal for the coveted site, one that features stunning views and, based on its proximity to historic downtown Mystic, just may make the condos, if ever built, much sought after.

The request by Edgewood Mac, LLC is for a master plan zone change, site plan ok and Coastal Area Management Review approval for 55 attached units within four main buildings with a total footprint of more than 42,0000 square feet. The plan also shows an interior courtyard with pool and cabana.

In May of 2013, the developer, represented by attorney Theodore Ladwig, said there would be 12 units in one building and 15 each in the other three buildings. The architectural design includes “steep roofs, New England architecture in stick style” with very large windows and long balconies.

Plans also call for a “heavily landscaped park, like a Tavern-on-the-Green with a great space in the center,” the commission was told.      

Ladwig said the developer hopes to retain the same feel and historic characteristics of the original building. 

Parking would be under the raised buildings per requirements by FEMA. The site is in a flood plain.

The site, as many long-time residents will recall, once housed the Mystic Color Lab. And well before that, it was a razor factory.

 

 

 

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