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Developer Wants Your Ideas for Church Hill Road Property

What would you like to see built here? Photo Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
What would you like to see built here? Photo Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
In its heyday many decades ago, the property at 57 Church Hill Road was a feed, grain and hardware store owned by R.H. Holcomb.

The name Holcomb may sound familiar to locals, as he later started a fuel business that is currently located on South Main Street in town.

Over the years that Church Hill property saw different owners and occupants, including Apex Glass, which is now located on Riverside Road, and American Wire Corp. It aged, too. 

Eventually, it fell into a significant state of disrepair and became the target of Newtown's recently enacted, and somewhat controversial, blight ordinance.

On Friday, it was demolished.

Now the new owner of the property, Greenwich-based Wilnin Capital LLC, wants to hear from the Newtown residents about what they'd like to see there, according to an article published on the Newtown Bee's website.

Before jumping in with your ideas, consider these facts:

  • The 1.2-acre property is in an Industrial Zone.
  • It's served by the same driveway as an abutting 5.22-acre parcel that is also owned by Wilnin. 
  • It's situated between Newtown Hardware and the railroad tracks, just off I-84.
  • It has 250 feet of frontage on Church Hill Road.
So, what do you think? What would be a good use for this property?
Claudia Cooper February 12, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Doraozios's fine but i'd like a bakery that actually bakes bread! All they seem to have is sweets, if you look at their menu.
Lauryn Hutchinson February 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM
How about another school we don't need? We can always use schools that we can not fill with students. It helps increase my tax burden and insures that what money I have left goes the big box stores (and Amazon) as opposed to mom and pop stores. Keep up the good work Newtown!
Newtown mom February 14, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Why such immature comments? Why such negativity? I was shocked when I first went on the Patch by the way grown adults talk to each other. I feel sorry(truly)for you people who live life so down in the dumps and so angry. You should try to see the good in life and be grateful for what you have and be supportive of your neighbors. Life is too short for such meanness and pessimism.
Steve Bowers April 07, 2014 at 06:39 PM
when I said music store I ment more of an instrument store like a guitar shop or something along the lines of the but acd/record store would be cool as well and yes im 26 and still listen to vynal

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