There is a week to go before Suffield residents decide the fate of the Bridge Street School property. Will it become an apartment complex that renonvates a beloved school building or will the property and the decaying school remain in the hands of the town?
The Suffield Chamber of Commerce will hold an information session regarding The Bridge Street School project at the Suffield Inn on Thursday Sept. 20 beginning at 5 p.m. Refreshments and drinks will be served.
Martin Kenny of Lexington Partners L.L.C. will share his plans for the 3.4 acre parcel that currently holds a playground, baseball diamond and the old Bridge Street School. A representative from the Town of Suffield will also be present to answer any questions.
This session is for all Chamber Members and any other business person of the town of Suffield.
Lexington Partners, LLC, a Hartford-based company, and New England Construction, with offices in Rhode Island, propose a multi-family residential apartment property with 65 units - six located in the renovated Bridge Street School and 59 units in a new three-story, horseshoe-shaped structure built on the open field. There would be a mix of one and two bedroom units. The proposal also calls for 2,000 square feet of retail on the north side of the school building.
The $975,000 sale must be approved by a paper ballot vote at a Town Meeting Sept 27, at Suffield High School at 7 p.m.