Designed by Kenneth Boroson Architects
East Lyme, CT – Construction of the first commercial structure within the town’s newly established Gateway Planned Development District (GPDD) is proceeding on schedule and on budget. The 9,000sf building, designed by Kenneth Boroson Architects of New Haven, will house two practices under one roof: a pediatric dental group and an orthodontia specialist. The narrow site on Boston Post Road is currently surrounded by commercial, government, medical, and retail.
Colliers International is serving as owner’s representative. The consultant team includes Innovative Engineering Services, Perrone & Zajda Engineers, Martinez Couch & Associates, Douglas Kycia Landscape Architect, and PM&C Cost Estimators.
While the dental technology will be state-of-the-art, the exterior of the new structure will blend seamlessly with the area’s traditional structures. In order to adhere to GPDD restrictions, which discourage flat roofs, the new building incorporates an Arts and Crafts style with sloped rooflines and residential character. The design was received enthusiastically by the town and will be the benchmark for future new construction in the GPDD. The ongoing collaboration between the design team and the East Lyme Zoning Board has proven critical throughout the project’s design and construction, resulting in streamlined approval processes.
The fast-tracked schedule allowed construction to begin last fall, and temporary occupancy is anticipated this summer. Due to extensive equipment installation, full occupancy will be granted in the fall.