Middletown negotiating purchase of deKoven Drive parcel for housing, retail project

Negotiations are moving ahead to purchase a property on deKoven Drive to make way for the proposed Village at Riverside downtown mixed-use development, which will include ample parking for residents and visitors. Among the components are affordable luxury units, condos, and as retail and public spaces. The area is considered prime real estate for its view of the Connecticut River and an essential component of the Return to the Riverbend master plan of redevelopment, which aims to reconnect Main Street to Harbor Park and the river. The master plan also includes a pedestrian bridge over Route 9.Housing units will comprise some 19 town homes, 258 apartments consisting of studios and one- and two-bedroom units, and about 56 new on-street parking spaces, Daniel Klaynberg, CEO of Wonder Works Construction of New York, said in November.


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