‘Pretty substantial’ $100M hotel, housing, retail complex planned in Cromwell

CROMWELL — A community developer has submitted an application to the town for a zoning exception to establish a 12.74-acre, $100 million mixed-use internet site that contains housing, a retail part, cafe, coffee shop and more at the previous Pink Lion hotel assets.

The Lord Cromwell, named just after the unique occupant of the home, will be situated at 100 Berlin Street. It is obtainable by Interstate-91, Route 372 and Route 9.

The amendment ask for, submitted by authentic estate developer Martin Kenny, of Cromwell, is for a distinctive exception to the highway business and residential zone districts to a mixed-use zone, as nicely as an adjoining parcel at 15R Christian Hill Road.

Kenney is founder of Lexington Partners of Hartford.

The point out Office of Revenue Services terminated The Red Lion’s income and use tax permit in January 2020 for nonpayment of taxes, which resulted in the layoffs of 50 staff. The new name, the Lord Cromwell, recalls the authentic progress at the website. The Radisson Lodge Cromwell preceded the Red Lion.

The ask for is for a combined-use complicated, which include 24 townhouses, 260 rental models, 12,000 square ft of house reserved for amenities, these kinds of as a pool and exercise centre and 542 parking spaces.

In all, 31,000 sq. ft of professional area will accommodate retail, a sit-down restaurant, espresso shop and clinical workplace.

Strategies phone for 50 studio residences, 135 one particular-bedroom models, 65 two-bed room flats and 10 a few-bed room flats, with courtyards, an outside pool and deck. In addition, 12 3-bed room and eight 3-bed room townhouse models will be for sale.

As aspect of the task, the hotel will be wholly razed, Kenney claimed, and a portion of the parking garage will be reused.

The redevelopment adheres to the blended-made use of district vision to build a neighborhood that presents “live, do the job and enjoy alternatives within easy going for walks length of every single other,” the options state.

Town Supervisor Anthony Salvatore phone calls the improvement proposed by Kenney a “pretty considerable project.”

“I’m happy that an individual came alongside to acquire the parcel relatively than possessing it continue to be dormant … in a decrepit sort,” Salvatore mentioned. “That doesn’t communicate very well for the parcel or town specified the spot of the property” close to a important highway.

“Getting anything in there is the ideal detail to take place for each the home and town,” the supervisor extra.

Lexington Companions also created The Tannery at a circa-1800 factory on New London Turnpike in Glastonbury, as perfectly as the Borden on the Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, a previous business developing. It also counts amid its tasks Windsor Station, Gateway Plaza in New Haven Saybrook Station in Outdated Saybrook and Sage-Allen in Hartford.

There will be a general public listening to at a specific conference of the Economic Improvement Fee May 4. For data, go to cromwellct.com.