Towaco Crossing Construction Coming Along
Progress continues on retail and restaurant development.
As the summer heat beats on, construction workers are continuing work on the Towaco Crossing development at the Towaco Train Station.
As of this week, the structure of a wall for at least part of the development could be seen coming from the ground.
Ground was broken on the project, which includes an 18,000-foot restaurant, 1,200 feet of retail space and six residential units, in April.
The restaurant included in the development is Rails, an upscale steakhouse inspired by an 1888 Colorado inn which will feature artwork and design elements that model western American grand railroad hotels. Log purchased in Oregon will be used to support the building structure.
Several local, county and state officials are excited about the project and are hoping Towaco Crossing becomes a well-visited location in Montville.
"Towaco Crossing will not be the end of your commute, it will be a destination and Rails will be a centerpiece," Township Committeeman Jim Sandham, who was mayor at the time of the approval of the project, said at the groundbreaking.
The restaurant is scheduled for construction completion in 2013.