The developer of the highly anticipated Wayland Town Center recently contributed $315,000 to the town of Wayland as part of its pledge to provide a total financial gift in excess of $3 million to town coffers.
The developer, Twenty Wayland, LLC, is fulfilling its pledge under its development agreement to give the town a revenue boost even though the project is not yet allowed to begin construction, and in spite of an uncertain economy. To date, the $315,000 paid to the town will be used for the following: $35,000 for the improvement, management and maintenance of Cow Common, the 65-acre, town-owned conservation land abutting the development; $50,000 to be used for the purchase and installation of a wireless municipal fire alarm system to serve buildings located in the Wayland Town Center and town-owned buildings, including public school buildings; $230,000 to be used to complete certain public improvements and for other valid public purposes that mitigate impacts of the Wayland Town Center project.
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Camp Rell
Commissioner Raeanne V. Curtis, Connecticut Department of Public Works (DPW), and Major General Thaddeus J. Martin, the adjutant general, Connecticut Army National Guard, recently held a groundbreaking celebrating the start of construction of the Niantic Readiness Center at Camp Rell. The $19.1-million project is being financed through a combination of state and federal dollars – $2.3 million in state funds and $16.8 million in federal funds. The purpose of this project is to provide state-of-the-art training areas and modern administrative space for the 192nd Military Police Battalion. The Readiness Center will consist of a two-story brick complex, with basement, encompassing 50,000 square feet of new space. The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2010.