Groton approves first application under new Mixed-Use Village Center zone for Poquonnock Bridge area

19 Aug 2021

Economic Development

A developer is planning to convert a former commercial building on Poquonnock Road into a small housing development, as the first application approved under a new zone to encourage pedestrian-friendly and village-type development in the Poquonnock Bridge area.

The Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved an application from Rodgers Development of Groton to convert a building that formerly housed the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, on Poquonnock Road east of Buddington Road, into five, two-bedroom apartments.

Groton created a Mixed-Use Village Center zone for the area, as part of a major rewrite of the town’s zoning regulations in 2019. The town began looking at new design guidelines and zoning for Poquonnock Bridge after the 2016 Plan of Conservation and Development recommended enhancing a “sense of place” in the neighborhood.

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