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February 15, 2024

Father-son duo buys 34 acres of industrial land in Southington; eye potential sale to new end users

Costar 682 Curtiss St., Southington

A Southington Town Council member and his father/business partner are exploring development scenarios for 34 acres of undeveloped industrial land they recently purchased for $900,000.

Town Council member Jack Perry and his father, Kurt J. Holyst, are the principals of a limited liability company that bought the large industrially zoned property at 682 Curtiss St., from the estate of Charles S. Borysewicz, of Wolcott, in a sale logged Feb. 9.

Holyst also serves in town government, as a member of Southington’s Building Appeals Board.

David Theroux, principal of Drubner Commercial, brokered for the buyer and seller.

The large site is constrained by the lack of direct access to public sewer and water utilities. The pair say they are exploring the best possible uses for the property, which borders Interstate 84 on its eastern edge.

Perry said they are contemplating subdividing the property into three roughly equal parts for sale. The plan will ultimately depend on their current talks with town officials and potential users. Industrial land is in such high demand that discussions are already underway with “a lot” of potential users, Perry said.

The “very desirable” site benefits from high exposure to tens-of-thousands of vehicles passing on I-84 daily, as well as its location near the state’s center, Perry noted. The permissive I-2 zoning could allow for logistics, outdoor storage, equipment rental or any number of other uses, he said.

“It’s very exciting to see,” Perry said. “I’m just very optimistic about how it’s all transpiring.”  

There are options for extending public sewer and water to the site at some expense, should a potential use justify it, Holyst said.

“We are trying to design this as a developer to make money and in the best interest of the tax base of the town we live in,” Holyst said. “The better the town does, the better everybody does.”

Holyst and Perry were partners in waste hauler HQ Dumpsters and Recycling, based in Southington. They recently sold the company to Plainville-based waste hauler CWPM LLC, which has kept Perry on in a management capacity. 

CWPM principal’s include Jason Manafort, of Farmington; Steven Rewenko, of Burlington; James A. Manafort Jr., of Farmington; David Manafort, of Kensington; William Manafort, of Berlin; and Justin Manafort, of Plainville. 

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