New warehouse plan would replace underutilized buildings in Windsor


A developer is looking to build a 170,000-square-foot industrial building on Day Hill Road where two underutilized professional buildings now stand.

Day Hill Road LLC and Salvatore Campofranco bought two properties at 415 and 425 Day Hill Road from the Real Group II LLC in April 2022 for $1.2 million.

The sites contain one vacant and one mostly vacant building. Agents for the developer said plans also call for the purchase of a vacant adjacent lot at 505 Day Hill Road. The two buildings will be demolished and a 170,300-square-foot warehouse built on the 20-acre site.

The building will be designed mainly for light logistics or light manufacturing, town officials said.

The application requires site plan and special use permit approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission.

There is no tenant secured for the building, but the special permit would allow certain uses.

“The special use relates to warehousing and distribution of articles not produced on the premises,” the application reads. “The special use will permit the construction of an industrial building to replace the existing office buildings with little prospect of being leased. The proposed industrial building will be the best use of the property.”

The new building has room for up to four tenants, but could be occupied by anywhere from one to four operations, members of the development team said.

Town Planner Eric Barz said the new build will allow for flexible uses, either light logistics or light manufacturing, and not a larger “e-tailer.”

Barz said town officials want to keep some professional/office presence on Day Hill Road but turn toward mid-sized manufacturing when looking to fill some empty spaces in the corridor.