Windswept mixed-use project on track for spring

By Andrea Ray | Oct 11, 2017
Photo by: Andrea Ray Construction is constant on Windswept Village, seen on October 7.

Mattapoisett — The first phase of a major Mattapoisett development featuring apartments, commercial spaces, and eventually, the developer hopes, a coffee shop, is slated to be completed in May of 2018.

"That's the goal," said Developer Todd Rodrigues, whose plan is to have the first building of Windswept Village constructed and all seven residences, plus business offices, filled in time for next summer.

The development—Rodrigues' first—sits next to his business, Yard Boss, on Route 6.

Construction at Windswept Village will produce two buildings of roughly 7,000 and 16,000 square feet. The buildings will feature businesses on the ground floor and apartments on the second.

The first phase of development means finishing the larger building, which includes seven apartments. Some of the apartments have already been leased and have tenants waiting to move in. There are four two-bedroom and three one-bedroom apartments, all with washers and dryers, kitchenettes and what Rodrigues termed "strong sound barriers."

"Windswept is luxury-style living, at a price that's reasonable and competitive for this area," he said.

In meetings with Mattapoisett's Planning Board earlier this year, the idea of a restaurant in the development was touted, but that idea has since been scrapped.

"We decided that the sounds and smell of a restaurant might disrupt residents," Rodrigues explained.

Instead, he said, he'd like to attract something small, like a coffee shop, to the development.

"I'd really like to have a place where everyone could congregate," he added. "Not just Windswept residents. It would be ideal for students looking to study, or people from all over the tri-town looking to sit down and relax."

After all, Rodrigues' ultimate goal is to make Windswept Village feel like home, and show off Mattapoisett.

"Mattapoisett is known for being a great town, with a great community," he said. "Now's the time, with Windswept, to show what we can ultimately do and show how great we are."

Rodrigues said he has already gotten some interest from business representatives about leasing space in the development, and with the project seemingly progressing swimmingly, he's looking toward the future. He's open to the idea of further real estate development work.

"These types of buildings are in high demand right now," he said. "I'd love to design and create more of them."

The first mission, though, is build Windswept out as much as possible, adding more buildings and residences as demand requires. Phase two of Windswept, which will complete the remaining building in the development's plans, is expected to be finished early in 2019, although Rodrigues is hoping for an earlier date if possible.

Rodrigues is aiming to tie Windswept Village in with the community at large in several ways.

"I'd like to get businesses into Windswept that can ally with local businesses already in the area," he explained. He offered the idea of medical billing companies, which could be complemented by Tobey Hospital in Wareham or several physical therapy businesses in the tri-town.

For more information about Windswept Village, call 508-758-6997.

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