Former Fjord Fisheries Site Including Dock Sells for $6 Million

On August 4, three properties were sold to River Road Development, LLC for a sum of $6 million.

143 River Rd

143 River Road.

143 River Rd sold from Mianus Marine, LLC to River Road Development, LLC on Aug 4, 2015 for $3,698,400.

Also, 137 River Rd was sold from Miranda P Hussar to River Road Development, LLC on Aug 4, 2015 for $433,200.

Finally, on Aug 4, 2015 for, 89 River Rd, a commercial boat slip, sold  from Fred Peters and Miranda P Hussar to River Road Development, LLC for $1,868,400.

137 River Road

137 River Road. Credit Assessor’s office Greenwich Town Hall

In July the Planning & Zoning Commission voted to approve “Phase 1″ of a new rowing club on the site of the former Fjord Fisheries.

boat slip

Dock at River Road.

The applicant’s attorney Thomas Heagney said his clients’ goal is to establish the club before fall using existing facilities. On July 21 the applicant received a certificate of permission from the CT DEEP to reconfigure the floating dock on the south side of the property and for a new access ramp.

Mr. Heagney said the incoming rowing club runs other locations, including one in Westport on the Saugatuck River and another in Rye, NY.

The new club will be heralded by port-o-potties for Phase 1. And, for now, the old red Fjord Fisheries building will continue to sit empty. P&Z commissioner Nancy Ramer asked whether it was safe to have children at the rowing club coming and going in the vicinity of an abandoned building. Mr. Heagney said it was safe, yet the building’s basement door has been left open and the exterior stairs appear unstable.

In Phase 1, the parking lot will be striped for about 40 cars. There are 22 boat slips on the east side of the property, which Mr. Heagney said are in poor condition. He said the boat slips may be removed as they are not part of the rowing club plan.

old Fjord Fisheries building

Open door, piles of scrap wood and exterior stairs behind the recently sold Fjord Fisheries building on River Rd.

See also:

Rowing Club Coming to Former Fjord Fisheries Site in Greenwich. Reprieve for Sandy’s Summer Stand.

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