Attorney Stephen Studer and Neil Olinski, representing R. D. Scinto presented the Police Traffic Authority with plans for a new building that would be erected on the “Gateway into Orange” on the former Stew Leonard Property at 161 Marsh Hill Road.
The plans are for an 80,700 sqft (4 story, 57-foot tall) office building.
The men explained that this would be the first phase of a large building project that Scinto has planned for the property he purchased from Leonard around 2012.
Scinto’s people had a traffic study done that proved the space can accommodate office traffic.
The existing traffic and future traffic may require some timing adjustments with the traffic signals. They propose extending the southbound turn lane on Marsh Hill by about 250 feet or re-striping the road.
Police Chief Robert Gagne said the state would have to get involved considering its’ impact on Route 1 and other roads.
The entrance to the Scinto complex would be from Edison Road (NOT near I-95) to avoid traffic back ups on the ramp and overpass.
The town Wetlands Commission approved the plans at its July meeting and the police traffic authority also approved it pending approval from the state.