Cherrystones to Go
218 Shore Road – Old Lyme, CT
Indigo provided civil engineering design and local permitting services to construct a new seasonal take-out only restaurant on the same site as the former main restaurant named Cherrystones. The former main restaurant was a local icon and destination for decades. In addition to the take-out restaurant, Indigo also provided services to obtain local approvals to rebuild the main restaurant and parking lot. For Cherrystones-to-Go, the new parking lot implements coastal features such as seashell parking lot, timber pilings and coastal plantings in landscape areas using sand, river rock and shells as groundcover.
Dock n' Dine
145 College Street – Old Saybrook, CT
Indigo was retained by Dock N’ Dine to provide civil engineering design and a multitude of local and state permitting services for a completely new 13,500 square foot restaurant and a fully reconstructed parking lot. The site is located at 145 College Street in Saybrook Point – a very desirable location just off CT Route 154 at the mouth of the Connecticut River. The site abuts the Connecticut River to the east, a town park to the north and west and a miniature golf course to the south. Dock & Dine has been a destination of many for decades, but the building sustained catastrophic damage as a result of two recent storms – Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Super Storm Sandy in 2012 – and had to be demolished and reconstructed to FEMA flood standards. The pre-existing building was rather unsightly and was comprised of several small additions over the years. The new building will be one continuous building with striking architectural features and will be elevated approximately 12 feet off the ground in compliance with FEMA regulations. The former parking lot was a sea of asphalt with very poor organization and circulation. The new parking lot will more efficiently provide 32 additional spaces while replacing nearly 1/3 acre of existing asphalt with landscaping thereby significantly improving the function and aesthetics of the parking lot. The combination of stunning building architecture and enhanced site aesthetics will result in a breath-taking waterfront dining experience for decades to come.
7 Water Street – Mystic, CT
Indigo was retained by Pizzetta to provide civil engineering design and local permitting services to construct a 400 square foot addition to the existing historical building, conduct extensive interior renovations, expand the patio dining area and have seasonal outdoor entertainment approved. The site is located on Water Street (CT Route 215) in the historic Mystic waterfront district. Local approvals included a Special Permit to expand the patio and allow for a live band several nights per week, historic district commission approval for the addition to the existing historical building, and the planning commission for site plan approval. Challenges included shallow ledge, proximity to property lines, preserving the historical nature of the building, and public reception. With the granted approvals, Pizzetta was able to nearly double the interior seating capacity, install a new state-of-the-art kitchen, construct a brand new bar, double the patio seating capacity, and provide live outdoor entertainment for years to come.
7 Water Street – Mystic, CT
Indigo is currently in the process of redeveloping this property with a completely new a new 2,400 square foot professional office building with a covered front porch and 14-car parking lot. The site is located in a highly visible location at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 (Boston Post Road) and Elm Street. The site abuts other business uses and a residential property. The architecture of the proposed building exudes New England village charm and the addition of brick walkways and an abundance of landscaping dramatically enhances the aesthetics of the site and makes the site more welcoming and pedestrian friendly. We are very excited about this project since it will be the new home of Indigo Land Design and Indigo Properties on the second floor and a leasable professional office space on the first floor. Being in a “Pedestrian Node”, this project required a Special Exception Permit from the Town of Old Saybrook which was granted in February 2015.
774 Farmington Avenue – Bristol, CT
Indigo was retained by Liberty Bank to provide civil engineering design and local and state permitting services to construct a new 2,000 square foot bank branch with drive-up teller and ATM lanes and a 19-car parking lot. The site is located on the corner of a major state highway (U.S. Route 6 ~ Farmington Avenue) and Collier Avenue. The site also abuts a commercial property to the east and a residential property to the south. The pre-existing site contained an aged gas station/convenience store and a separate large unsightly block building that was formerly used as a pet store and garage. The traffic circulation and channelization of the former site was very poor and unorganized. The new site efficiently guides traffic through the site. The stunning architecture of the new bank building and landscaping features incorporated into the plan dramatically enhance the aesthetics of the site and the general area.