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November 1, 2022 REAL ESTATE

Branford mixed-use development expands

PHOTO I Google A street view of the work at 375 East Main St., Branford.

A multi-unit, mixed-use development in Branford is expanding by one building, and will still include 5% affordable units.

The Planning and Zoning Commission at its last meeting granted a modification to a planned development district where Robert H. Smith Jr., owner and applicant for Metro 375 LLC, is currently building a seven-building complex with 188 units, commercial and office space at 367, 373, 375, 377, and 383 East Main St. 

In December 2020, he was granted approval to establish the Metro Planned Development District and build 144 units over six buildings, with eight units deemed affordable.

In March 2022, Smith wanted to add another parcel, 383 East Main, to the project, along with another 44 units. 

In June 2022, the parcels were merged into one property owned by Smith.

PZC members then requested the project have a total of 11 affordable units, but Smith more recently requested 10, staying within the required 5% units deemed affordable, which was a condition of the PDD establishment.

The commission approved the modification at its last meeting Oct. 20.

The project is a little more than halfway completed, town officials said.

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