A local landowner is nearly ready to begin construction on an 18-home subdivision off of Ice Pond Lane.
Town Planner Marek Kozikowski said the plan received final approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission at its Dec. 13 meeting and work can begin once construction documents have been submitted and approved by town staff.
Ray DeCormier, who is partnering with local developer Jon Demko on the subdivision, said he hopes to see road building underway within the next few months. Home construction could begin in five to six months.
DeCormier will have oversight of the design plans to ensure a degree of homogeneity. He envisions a neighborhood of homes in the $600,000 range following a traditional luxury design with a contemporary flair. “It's going to be really a beautiful neighborhood," he said.
Most of the homes will be on the road which branches east next to 57 Ice Pond Land, with five houses on a small cul-de-sac budding off. The longer road will be called Brittany’s Path, after DeCormier’s daughter, while the cul-de-sac has been named Hawks Landing.
"Hawks Landing is named that way because this is a very natural area," he said.
Around 15 acres of the property, which DeCormier has owned for over 40 years, will be left as open space with paths planned running from the streets through the woods and to a brook.
An improving economy made this the right time to build, DeCormier said, adding East Berlin is an ideal location due to its proximity to nearby cities and amenities.
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