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Report: Branford Costco Development Plans On Hold

The project's forward momentum has stalled as those involved focus on addressing the concerns of adjacent property owners, zoning and wetlands issues and other items related to the proposal, according to a New Haven Register report.

A proposal to develop a new Costco retail center off Interstate 95 in Branford on hold. Credit: Patch file photo
A proposal to develop a new Costco retail center off Interstate 95 in Branford on hold. Credit: Patch file photo
A proposal to develop a new Costco retail center off Interstate 95 in Branford "is indefinitely on hold," according to a New Haven Register report

The project's forward momentum has stalled as those involved work to "tie up loose ends" such as concerns of adjacent property owners, zoning and wetlands issues and other items related to the proposal, The Register reports.

Although the latest plans to develop the center near Leetes Island Road were first discussed several weeks ago at a Planning & Zoning Meeting in mid-November, the proposal to build a Costco off Exit 56 has been around for more than two years.

According to The Register report, majority property owner Charles Weber stated the plans introduced at November's P&Z meeting were "inaccurate and should be disregarded."

What's your take on the proposal to build a new Costco in Branford? Share you thoughts and opinions in the comments below!
MaryAnn maffeo January 15, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Branford would definitely benefit by having Costco,it would create many jobs,along with helping our taxes. Letters Island Rd is a perfect location Branford ,don't loose this chance
MaryAnn maffeo January 15, 2014 at 06:12 PM
That should be Leetes Island Rd
Betsy Boynton February 04, 2014 at 05:03 PM
COSCO WOULD be appreciated in BRANFORD and do very well. Why hold up on building one. It would Be in a good area too.
Tony Thompson May 28, 2014 at 06:31 AM
Having a big retailer like Costco anchor the commercial development intended for that area of town would be great. The roads, infrastucture and other improvements done off Exit 56 are in place to accommodate this type of proposal. I hope the adjoining property owners will recognize the value of Costco coming to the site and work something out.

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