Present Condition and Uses of Land

Area Context

Existing land uses in the Derby Downtown Revitalization Zone (DDRZ) generally consist of a mix of retail and commercial establishments, industrial development, and apartments. These land uses are intermixed, reflecting the manner in which the downtown business district developed and the changes that have occurred over time as primary economic activities (and associated retail/residential uses) shifted to outlying areas.

Representative commercial uses along Main Street and Caroline Street include, Derby Jewelry, Derby Billiard Parlor, Calvert Safe and Lock, Scarpa Electric Supply Co., and Derby Garden Center, Derby Feed, etc. These commercial uses, which are generally found attached to other structures of varying styles and sizes, are interspersed with vacant space and miscellaneous properties owned by the City of Derby.

Access to the City of Derby Waste Water Treatment Facility to the rear of the DDRZ must be maintained through the site at the at-grade railroad crossing.

Historic Resources

Several buildings in the project area are currently vacant. These buildings had been declining dramatically for decades as their days as the center of retail commerce for the entire region came to an end. Demolition of the buildings along Main Street has commenced as they are in a state of disrepair and pose a potential danger.

FEMA

This property is located within FEMA Flood Zone X and is protected from the Housatonic River 100 year storm by a flood control dike and other measures.

 

 

Summary

Condition and Uses of Land

 

Property

Assessorís Map/Lot

Present Use (11/03)

Building Exterior

Condition 1

Owner

         

148 Main Street

8-5 185

Vacant lot

N/A

Ippolito, Alphonse

166 Main Street

8-5 192

Vacant lot

N/A

Ippolito, Alphonse

176 Main Street

8-5 193

Vacant building

Poor

176 Main Street Associates, LLC

182 Main Street

8-5 194

Vacant lot

N/A

176 Main Street Associates, LLC

190 Main Street

8-5 195

Vacant lot

N/A

City of Derby

194 Main Street

8-5 196

Vacant lot

N/A

City of Derby

198 Main Street

8-5 197

Vacant above

Poor

City of Derby

226 Main Street

8-5 198

Jewelry Store

Fair

Allen, John G. (Derby Jewelers)

228 Main Street

8-5 199

Vacant building

Poor

City of Derby

250 Main Street

8-5 200

Arcade/Billiards

Poor

Meneo, Anthony Jr. (Derby Billiard)

258 Main Street

8-5 201

Vacant building

Poor

City of Derby

268 Main Street

8-5 202

Vacant building

Poor

City of Derby

Hallock Court

8-3 1

Municipal Parking Lot

Fair

City of Derby

Caroline Street

8-3 7

Railroad Siding

Poor

Housatonic Railroad

Caroline Street

8-5 187

Storage/Loading Bldg.

Fair

Derby Real Estate, LLC (Derby Garden Center)

4-8 Caroline Street

8-5 188

Garden Center

Fair

Derby Real Estate, LLC

20-22 Caroline Street

8-5 189

Sheet Metal Business

Fair

New England Sheet Metal

30 Caroline Street

8-5 190

Elec. Supply House

Fair

Scarpa, John (Scarpa Electric Supply Co.)

34-40 Caroline Street

8-5 191

Business

Fair

Calco of Caroline Street, LLC (Calvert Safe & Lock)

61 First Street

8-5 208

Vacant land

N/A

City of Derby

First Street

8-5 207

Vacant land

N/A

Meneo, Anthony Jr.

First Street

8-5 209

Vacant land

N/A

176 Main Street Associates, LLC

First Street

8-5 211

Vacant 4-story building

Poor

Teitelman, Andrew & Jill

First Street

8-5 211A

Vacant building

Poor

City of Derby

First Street

8-5 212

Garden Center Building

Fair

Derby Feed Real Estate, Inc.

First Street

8-5 210

Vacant building

N/A

176 Main Street Associates, LLC

1 Based on a windshield survey. No physical condition analysis was completed.