- Stonington Economic Development Commission seeking to incorporate more residential properties into Exit 90 of I-95
- Exit includes a number of popular tourist destinations as well as a variety of services
- Goals include improving access from the area to the Mystic River and downtown Mystic
Summary by Dirk Langeveld
The Stonington Economic Development Commission is looking for feedback from business and property owners in the area of Exit 90 of I-95 on its proposal to redevelop the area to support more residential development.
The bustling exit includes access to a number of tourist attractions as well as a variety of services, including restaurants, banks, and an independent grocery store. EDC says its long-term vision is to make the exit an “attractive place to live, work, and play” through residential properties, better pedestrian and bike paths, and improved access to the Mystic River and downtown Mystic.
“While the area is already largely built out, many of the buildings are aging and are ripe for redevelopment,” the EDC said in a statement. “A fundamental goal of this vision is to increase the grand list and spread the tax burden across more taxpayers rather than the existing Stonington taxpayers.”
The current survey is focused on business and property owners, but the EDC will also be seeking input from residents and visitors as well.