Adaptive Reuse of Historic Richmondville Mill Approved for Condo Development

Last week, Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) unanimously approved text amendment 774 and the site plan for 32 two- and three-bedroom condo units, 20% of them affordable, at the 1880s-built riverfront building known as the Historic Richmondville Mill.  Adaptive resuse preserves what’s best about a building, but develops it in a way that is more modern and usable while conserving resources and historic value.

Redniss & Mead’s Principal Planner, Rick Redniss, submitted the text amendment and site plan for clients Sam Gault and Joe Feinleib of Coastal Construction.  Redniss enthusiastically commented, “We are proud to have helped balance the complex issues that led to this unanimous approval with zero opposition. The keys to this result included extensive neighborhood outreach, supportive town staff, developers who listened,  a cooperative development team, a sensitive design, and a PZC who appreciated it all”.


Link to the WestportNow article here.