CHESHIRE – A local attorney is renovating a former daycare on Wallingford Road for his legal group.
Frank Bartlett, owner of Bartlett Legal Group, bought the building at 36 Wallingford Road in 2015. Earlier this month he received approval from the Town Council to sublease two parking spaces of the 50 at the adjacent Cheshire Grange which are leased by the town.
Jerry Sitko, the town’s economic development coordinator, said he’s excited about the renovation.
“He’s made extensive renovations through that building,” Sitko said.
He described Bartlett as a “real community guy” and was glad the four-year sublease worked out.
“This worked out all the way around,” Sitko said. “Mr. Bartlett has invested significantly in the town.”
The two spaces will be converted to one handicapped space. Councilors asked whether it was needed for zoning of the business. Sitko said the handicapped space was preferred by the building official in addition to the nine spaces at 36 Wallingford Road, but that it wasn’t a requirement.
Bartlett bought the 1880 building for just over $100,000 in 2015. He’s a personal injury lawyer and formerly had offices on Elm Street.
Bartlett couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday.
The sublease approved by the council includes a $200 per year fee for the two spaces.
“This is comparable to the cost per space in other locations that the town rents for parking,” Sitko said.