Anoka-Wood Foundations Poured
Work has begun on a mixed-used development in Barrington that includes two two-story buildings for commercial and residential space, including an affordable unit.
The corner of Anoka and Wood avenues in town center Barrington is taking on a completely new look.
Crews have poured the foundations for a mixed-use commercial development on two lots. The development will include two 2,900-square-feet L-shaped two-story buildings with 24 off-street parking spaces between and behind the buildings and four on-street parking spaces on Anoka and Wood avenues.
The development is being built by Knit One Quilt Too LLC, which is owned by Yvonne Weiss, of 23 Nayatt Road, Barrington. In-Site Engineering in Seekonk has developed the plans for the project.
Commercial space will be leased on the first floor. Two two-bedroom apartments – one for affordable housing -- will be rented on the second floors of each building. The entrance to the development will be off of Anoka Avenue.
Town Planner Phil Hervey has described the development as "exactly the type of project Barrington is trying to promote.”
The project is the first development subject to a variety of recently approved zoning regulations, he said, including the need for bicycle racks set up in relation to the number of parking spaces. It also must include sidewalks.
The site has been cleared of most trees. But a "planting plan" for the site will include 12 to 15 new trees on the site.