Stone Way is slated to be a new mixed-use apartment building located hat will activate a street corner that has struggled to keep a business identity. The existing structure with surface parking in front has been a gas station, butcher shop, and most recently a consignment store. The proposed 3-story structure is organized into two street facing masses: a lower brick level volume supports and slides under a 2-story metal-clad mass above.
“The project is fine-grained because it takes a small trapezoidal lot and makes it really shine with small touches like well-thought-out landscaping and inviting storefronts sized to host independent businesses rather than big chains–and above them apartments targeted at the middle class. The three-story building includes a basement with a small back courtyard facing Wallingford’s handsome U.S. Post Office with its tree lined full-block parking lot.” – Urbanist