NEW BRITAIN-Demolition resumed at the former Stanley Works building complex at 600 Myrtle St.
Workers were spotted Friday morning removing an overpass connecting two buildings adjacent to Curtis Street.
Demolition began in August and would not be complete until sometime in 2018.
In October the New Britain Historic Preservation Commission granted a 90-day delay of demolition for the remaining buildings on the property after residents had objected to Stanley’s decision to demo all. The residents cited Article XI of the city ordinance – adopted last December – which aims to preserve and protect buildings and structures that “constitute or reflect distinctive features of architectural, cultural, economic, political or social history of the city by issuing a delay of demolition and find alternative uses.”
During the last Historic Preservation meeting that took place on Nov. 20 the commission accepted a modification to the delay to allow two 1970’s era buildings to move forward with demolition.
The other structures on the land will remain untouched until the 90 days are down or another modification is requested.
The delay of demolition is to allow outside interested parties to make a proposal to Stanley Black & Decker, the owners of the property, for viable alternatives to demolition.
However, since the structures are not on any historic registry and because Stanley owns the property, after the 90 days are down, it is up to the company to make the final decision as to what happens.
Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @ADeRosaNBH