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October 8, 2019

Developer proposes $14M Windsor hotel

Renderings | Contributed Renderings of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Windsor.

A Groton-based developer wants to build a $14 million Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel on former tobacco farmland in Windsor.

Jimmy Patel has filed an application with the town seeking a special use zoning regulation to allow for the four-story, 108-room extended-stay hotel at 777 Day Hill Road. The hotel would span over 65,000 square feet, Patel said Tuesday.

Mark Greenberg, a prominent landlord in the area, owns the 18-acre site and the abutting land of the Northeast’s largest fastpitch softball facility. Greenberg said he will lease the land to Patel, who will own and operate the Holiday Inn hotel.

Greenberg acquired the site of the proposed hotel for more than $2.2 million in March, land records show.

Patel said he’s eyeing the vacant farmland for development to accommodate tourism spurred by the nearby softball complex, which debuted in April.

The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Nov. 12 on the project. The zoning board will likely vote on the measure after public comments are made, according to Town Planner Eric Barz.

If approved, a groundbreaking would be scheduled sometime next spring, Barz said.

The site is located near medical-device manufacturer Protedyne Corp. and offices for Hartford HealthCare. 

Day Hill Road has been especially active over the last year. 

Construction crews are currently working on completing the first apartment building at the Great Pond mixed-use development on 633 acres fronting the Day Hill Road corridor.

Daniel Ferraina, a prominent Windsor developer, is also looking to build a 181-unit apartment complex on the corner of Day Hill Road and Great Pond Drive.
Holiday Inn, which includes the division of Holiday Inn Express, has other Connecticut locations in Rocky Hill, East Hartford, Newington, Vernon, Southington and Meriden. 

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