Former Hendey Machine Company Plant

Preliminary Market Feasibility Analysis of Brewster, NY for a TOD
October 4, 2017


Torrington, CT


The Hendey Machine Company was established in the 1800’s to produce high quality precision machine tools such as lathes, shapers and milling machines. The history of Connecticut’s machine industries are evidenced in the buildings – their rise to a peak during WWII and then the slow decline to the current day, now characterized by vacant, deteriorating or largely underutilized facilities. The Torrington CT Historic Preservation Trust requested a Market Feasibility Analysis and Redevelopment Recommendations.


GOMAN + YORK identified opportunities for redevelopment, preservation and restoration of the property as a productive asset for the community, a developer or new owner. We were tasked with integrating this project with broader plans underway in the City of Torrington and specifically with the Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to utilize a portion of the site as a bus depot, maintenance and administrative facility that may evolve into a transportation hub.

GOMAN + YORK provided the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust with creative and innovative, but more so, practical and achievable strategies to accomplish its goal of preserving the site and restoring it to productive uses.