South side of Middletown ‘red hot’ with development

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The new hotel will be built adjacent to this existing one

MIDDLETOWN – The downtown area of the City of Middletown may be undergoing a continuous transformation, but the south side is “red hot” with development, said Mayor Joseph DeStefano.

He said that area of the city on the Wawayanda border, is growing in terms of commercial and residential space.

“The Dolson-County Route 78 area is the fastest-growing part of the city. It has the highest density, a lot of apartment units, a lot of commuters, and also access to Route 84,” he said.

On the drawing boards right now are a Wingate by Windham hotel adjacent to a Sleep Inn hotel, a retail and residential project – Middletown Commons – not far from the hotel, and a Dunkin’ Donuts shop, also near the hotels.

DeStefano said the access to the Interstate, availability of housing and now, direct access from that part of the city to Legoland in Goshen, are maintaining the growth in that part of Middletown.