One of Westport’s most historic buildings — The Mill on Richmondville Avenue — may have a new look.
The red-brick former factory on the Saugatuck River, just off Main Street near Coffee An’, is now the site of a variety of small offices.
A trio of developers — Coastal Luxury Homes, Gault Family Companies and Michael Greenberg & Associates — is requesting a text change application, to residential use. If granted, they would reuse most of the historic portions of the existing building, remove the later additions and infill with some new construction, replacing 55,000 square feet of offices with approximately 38 condominiums.
The design includes a pool and garage. The site is 2.41 acres.
The plan is in the early stages. After the text amendment process with the Planning & Zoning Commission, the proposal would go through various town boards, including the Conservation Commission and Flood and Erosion Control Board.
In a letter to neighbors, consultant Richard Redniss says the condos would reduce traffic, and improve the landscape buffer. The concept will be presented to neighbors at a meeting this Thursday (September 12, 7 p.m., The Mill).
Neighbors worry about increased traffic, noise, more lights, flood and wetland issues, and a different “feel” to the neighborhood. They say they will share those concerns at the meeting.