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Supercharger - Meriden, CT

SureValla

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The Westfield Mall would be my guess if it’s not going to be at a service center of some kind or near the 691 / 91 junction.

I would be very disappointed by the mall location. Its too far off 91 in my opinion. I think the 15/91 interchange exit onto main st is the best location.
 
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Nikxice

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I took the liberty of emailing Mr. Seale referenced in the article. He responded telling me Tesla is planning on proposing the Dunkin' Donuts at 875 East Main St parking lot!

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Meriden Supercharging Proposed Location

That's a decent location for Supercharging. If this SC comes to pass, recommend Nardelli's Grinders across the road. Only drawback, East Main is a busy street, would want to use the crosswalks to get over there.

A friend who is a former town official and long time realtor told me he heard Tesla looked at a location on the east side of 91, off East Main and Pomeroy Ave. He said there was land for sale where a Volvo dealership had recently closed. Worth mentioning, perhaps if only to keep CARA and Fleming busy in the CT legislative off season.
 
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Electroman

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He said there was land for sale where a Volvo dealership had recently closed.

Just wondering how many more dealerships will downsize or close and how much of prime real estate will open up for other businesses. Most of them are on much sought after prime properties.
 

Dan_A

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That's a decent location for Supercharging. If this SC comes to pass, recommend Nardelli's Grinders across the road. Only drawback, East Main is a busy street, would want to use the crosswalks to get over there.

A friend who is a former town official and long time realtor told me he heard Tesla looked at a location on the east side of 91, off East Main and Pomeroy Ave. He said there was land for sale where a Volvo dealership had recently closed. Worth mentioning, perhaps if only to keep CARA and Fleming busy in the CT legislative off season.
Just an update, that former Volvo dealership has now become an F.W. Webb showroom.
 

tanker5

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Hi. I came across this thread and took a ride by the Dunkin Donuts lot mentioned above. No construction yet, but it would be an excellent location. Right off 15 & 91. Any updates here on Tesla obtaining permits for this site?
 

Dan_A

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Hi. I came across this thread and took a ride by the Dunkin Donuts lot mentioned above. No construction yet, but it would be an excellent location. Right off 15 & 91. Any updates here on Tesla obtaining permits for this site?
Now that Waterbury is under construction, my guess is no Meriden for now.
 

mociaf9

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Update: Tesla is going forward with the supercharger site in Meriden. They either already have an approved site plan or one is still working its way through the city planning process. The August 14th meeting of the Meriden Planning Commission had an item related to the superchargers on its agenda: "Site Plan Application of GPD Engineering 903 East Main St.- Site Plan modification to relocate transformer for Tesla charging station to the other side of the driveway closer to the station."

Link to google cache of the agenda page, item is on the second page. I have to use the Google cache because the direct page link is just to the most recent Land Use cases and is updated and changed regularly.

Supercharger- Meriden, CT_site plan waiver.JPG


@BlueShift @Chuq @MarcoRP
 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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Meriden, CT

Along Primary Interstates: I-91
Along US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-5
Along Auxiliary Interstates: None

I-91:

From: I-95 at New Haven, CT - 19.3 miles
To: Hartford - Leibert Rd, CT - 21.3 miles
Diversion: 1 miles
To: West Springfield, MA - 48.7 miles
 

ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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You forgot the Merritt Parkway

Strictly it'll not be on the Merritt Parkway, it's on the Wilbur Cross Parkway,, not far from its northern terminus. The name changes either side of a bridge. Although the Parkways are restricted access, they are CT-15, rather than an Interstate or US Numbered Highway.

So, while that Parkway is an important highway in Connecticut, I'm only currently tracking buildout on US Interstates, US Numbered Highways, and some Canadian National Highways.

TLDR: I didn't forget, I just don't care about it. :p

...

*Sigh*

CT-15:
From: North Stamford, CT - 54.4 miles
To: End (I-84/US-6) - 20.4 miles*
Diversion: 1.1 miles**
From: Greenwich, CT (North) - 64.4 miles

* In Meriden, CT-15 is the Wilbur Cross Parkway, which, continuing North, ends, and joins with US-5 which is the Berlin Turnpike at that point . These then divert and become the Wilbur Cross _Highway_. After crossing the Connecticut River, US-5 heads off north and CT-15, still the Wilbur Cross Highway, joins with US-6 and I-84.

** Fastest route (Supercharge.info/Mapbox) takes I-91 from Meriden, CT and then rejoins CT-15 to take the Charter Oak Bridge in Hartford, CT across to East Hartford, CT.
 
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