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Developer wants to build 92 single-family homes in Bristol

BY Sean Teehan

7/26/2018
An outline of the proposed Laurentide Glen subdivision in Bristol.
Connecticut's pace of new home construction has slowed in recent years but that's not stopping a development company from plotting a major housing project in Bristol.

Trademark Acquisitions LLC is looking for the city's permission to erect 92 single-family homes on Bristol's west end.

The developer bought the nearly 56-acre vacant lot along Barlow Street and Farrell Avenue about two years ago, said Mark Ziogas, an attorney representing Trademark, which is currently seeking the Planning Commission's project approval.

"We feel … the price range … for new homes is going to be affordable and they're going to be good for young families that don't want to buy a fixer-upper," Ziogas said in an interview.

Dubbed the Laurentide Glen subdivision, the plan already received a zoning easement from the city, allowing for a more densely built development as long as 25 percent of the land remains open space, said Chris Schaut, Bristol's assistant city planner.

Under current plans, Laurentide Glen would include 14 acres of open space, about 10 of which will abut Barlow Street, Schaut said.

The proposed development dwarfs what is typically seen for similar subdivision projects in Bristol, Schaut said. Single-family home developments in the city usually comprise of five to 15 lots, he said.

"This is much larger in scale than what we've seen in recent years," Schaut said.

Trademark will next appear before Bristol's Planning Commission at a special meeting scheduled for Aug. 29, Schaut said.

Ziogas declined to detail cost projections. He said Trademark doesn't currently have a timeline for the project, but that under the proposal, it would be rolled out in six phases.

Trademark Acquisitions LLC registered with the Secretary of the State's office in 2016, records show. Its members include Bristol residents Todd Plourde and Matthew Luba and Middletown resident Gino Troiano Jr., state records show.

"It's a big project, so there's a lot of moving parts," Ziogas said. "We just have to get them all in a row."