Brown proposes eight-lot development in East Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board on Aug. 13 will take its first official look at plans to build an eight-lot planned unit development on a 20-acre parcel off Lower Plains Road in East Middlebury.
The property in question is located in the town’s Medium Density Residential zone, and adjoins a pre-existing five-lot subdivision that currently features four homes. The new plan, being proposed by East Middlebury resident Jack Brown (a.k.a. Brown Novelty Co., Inc.)., calls for Daisy Lane to be extended by approximately 650 feet — around a pre-existing baseball diamond — to serve the newly created lots.
A project narrative on file at the town planning office indicates the subdivision would result in seven developed lots and one undeveloped lot. Plans call four-bedroom, single-family residences to be built on the developed lots.
“There will be no ranches or split-levels,” Brown said during a telephone interview on Monday. “All would be capes or colonials.”
All utilities (including power, telephone lines) would be buried underground, according to Brown. Each lot would be served by its own septic system, according to the project application. Brown is seeking to have the new homes supplied with water from East Middlebury Fire District #1.
All are wooded lots.
Brown is optimistic there will be plenty of buyers for then new lots.
“It is a positive market; we know the market is out there,” Brown said. “We have already had some people asking.”
Middlebury Development Review Administrator Ted Dunakin said he is not aware of any major impediments to the project at this time.
Reporter John Flowers is at [email protected].
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