Paul helps break ground at Shepaug Crossing
Litchfield First Selectman Leo Paul Jr., second from left, joins Litchfield Land-Use Administrator Dennis Tobin, second from right, and developers Meo Veldhuizen of Goshen, left, and Alan Temkin of Torrington at a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Shepaug Crossing development in Litchfield on Thursday. BZ photo
Construction of upsclae homes at the new Shepaug Crossing development on Old Mount Tom Road in Litchfield is getting underway.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the 280-acre site bordered by Old Mount Tom Road and the Shepaug River on Thursday. First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. and Land-Use Administrator Dennis Tobin participated in the ceremony as did Alan Temkin of CA Litchfield Land LLC, which received approval for the development in 2010, and developer Meo Veldhuizen of Goshen.
Veldhuizen has bought 10 of the 20 lots on the property and will be selling the lots and building homes on them for about $750,000 apiece. He is the owner of Whitehall Construction and is one of Litchfield County's most prominent builders.
The 20 lots range in size from 3.5 acres to 20 acres. The plan for the 10 lots CA Litchfield Land LLC holds is to have Veldhuizen develop them with the most upscale homes of the neighborhood. The lots and homes would be sold for between $1.5 million and $3 million apiece.
Eighty of the 280 acres are protected from development under an easement CA Litchfield Land LLC granted to the Litchfield Land Trust a few years back.
Paul said he's pleased with the developers' plans to build upscale housing that wll serve the needs of people looking to relocate to Litchfield. The conservation easement, he added, is a bonus for the town.