Plans Filed for United Water Company Property
Proposed athletic field conspicuously absent from plans
Plans for the 13.6-acre United Water property call for a mixed use development that includes a supermarket, bank and 221-unit multi-family housing complex.
New Milford Redevelopment Associates LLC, recently filed an application for preliminary and final site plan with the Building Department for the property located at Madison Avenue, Main Street, River Road and John D. Cecchino Drive.
The proposal includes:
- 70,500 sq. ft. supermarket
- 4300 sq. ft. bank with two drive-thru lanes
- Four-story 221 unit multi-family housing complex, that will include an affordable housing component, a 428-space multi-level parking garage and a pool.
Because the land is currently zoned for residential use, the applicant is requesting that the zoning be changed to a "mixed use" retail and residential development. Additionally, variances for building height, building coverage, impervious coverage, number of parking spaces, and number of families per building are needed.
A review of the plans show that the residential housing units, parking garage and pool will be built on John D. Cecchino Drive; the supermarket and bank will be built on River Road.
The four-story residential housing unit will contain:
- 88 one-bedroom apartments
- 117 two-bedroom apartments
- 16 three-bedroom apartments
In addition to the 428 space multi-level parking garage for the residential housing unit, the supermarket includes 354 spaces while the bank includes 44 spaces for a total of 826 proposed spaces. (The town requires a total of 925 spaces for a development of this size.)
Included in the plans are the building of access driveways. Two access driveways are proposed to be built on River Road, with one aligned with Demarest Avenue; one full-movement driveway on Main Street; and another driveway on Madison Avenue.
Absent from the plans is the 145-space parking lot for use by the borough and school district, as well as a graded field that could be developed into a soccer field that was part of the developer's presentation last April.
Last May, the New Milford Planning Board voted unanimously to approve the application by United Water to create a minor subdivision of this property that includes a 3.7 acre lot not included in the sale to developer S. Hekemian Group.
Documents filed with the New Milford Zoning Board of Adjustment list Peter Hekemian, Principal and V.P. of Development for the S. Hekemian Group, as the managing director of the New Milford Development Associates, LLC.