Site to be new headquarters for the Newtown Police Department
Stamford, CT – February 8, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm has arranged the sale of two properties located in Newtown, CT for $1.6 million. The property located at 191 South Main Street and previously known as the old Taunton Press building, will be converted into a new police headquarters for the Newtown Police.
A Cushman & Wakefield team of Frank Brown and Meredith Siburn represented their client, 191 Main Street South LLC and 61 Pecks Lane LLC in the transaction.
“The 191 South Main Street site was chosen among four locations under consideration for a new police station,” said Frank Brown, Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director. “The location, property amenities and existing main structure were the best fit for the future needs of the department.”
The 7.35-acre site includes a 22,318-gross-square-foot single-story structure located at 191 South Main Street, and a bordering 4.39-acre site at 61 Pecks Lane, which includes a vacant house. The town plans on renovating the existing main structure and adding a 2,500-square-foot expansion, which would contain holding cells and a sally port. Both properties are located in an M-1 (Industrial) zone.
“We are excited about the future for this site as it transforms into the new Newtown Police Department and we expect it will serve the community well for generations to come,” said Newtown’s First Selectman Daniel Rosenthal. “I appreciate the service and support provided by Cushman & Wakefield from our initial evaluation of the site through the community outreach process.”
The 191 South Main Street property is on the northern corner of South Main Street and Ethan Allen Road. The site is 2.7 miles south of the existing police station at 3 Main Street.
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