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Unanimous Vote of Approval for New Essex, CT Waterfront Marina and Restaurant

Essex Boat Works, LLC and Carlson Landing LLC received a unanimous vote of approval on the proposed application for the Carlson Landing Project at the Essex Town Zoning Commission Meeting held on Monday, August 21, 2017. 

At the meeting, 3 applications were approved:  an application for a Special Exception to construct a new building for marina and accessory restaurant along with accessory site work; an application for Special Exception to allow a restaurant as an accessory use as a marina located at a lot known as Assessor’s Map 47, Lot 21-1, Main Street, Essex; an application for Coastal Area Management site plan review for vacant property known as Assessors Map 47, Lot 21-1.   

"The approval of the Carlson Landing, LLC project confirms the vision that we and our community members have for our town.  We are grateful for all of the support that we have received from our community and look forward to sharing our new waterfront marina and restaurant with our local residents and visitors from out of town.  We thank the Essex Zoning Commission for their work and cooperation with the many partners on the project to ensure the application met the requirements of the town” says Diana Gregory, Controller at Essex Boat Works. 

A.J. Shea Construction of Essex, CT has been contracted for the Carlson Landing project and expects to break ground in the coming month upon the final written approval and as permitting allows.  The 7000 square foot, two-story marina/office building and restaurant is the first restaurant to be developed on the Essex waterfront in over 20 years.   The restaurant, accessed by Main Street will feature waterfront indoor and outdoor dining with an occupancy of 55. 

 
About Essex Boat Works

Essex Boat Works (EBW) is a full service yacht yard and marina, conveniently located at the base of the Connecticut River, intersecting with Long Island Sound.  We offer premier yachting services including; slips, storage, service, and a full-service brokerage- notably named the exclusive Northeast dealer for San Juan Yachts.  For over 200 years, our historic Essex, CT village boatyard/marina has offered a legacy of skilled marine craftsmen, mechanics, and dedicated management in providing top-quality customer service and workmanship.  We maintain boats and yachts from up to 100+ft and provide the Eastern Long Island Sound area with the only 100 ton lift which serves the commercial boat market and large pleasure yachts.   For more information visit:  www.essexboatworks.com  or call 860-767-8276.

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