For years, the corner of Straits Turnpike (Rt. 63) and Park Road/Park Road Ext. in Middlebury sat undisturbed. There were commercial real estate signs up for years along that land, especially after the Middlebury Edge development was built. That's all changed over the past year, and if you haven't been through the area lately, you're going to be shocked at what they've built over the past couple of months. I stooped on my way into work and snapped some current photos, and I've also included images of the same area from Google Maps for comparison.

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I live right around the corner in Waterbury by Western Hills Golf Course off of Park Road, so I've seen the destruction/construction every day for months now. You can actually see Tracy's Pond clearly from Park Road now, and there are a couple of really big commercial buildings that have risen from the freshly cleared ground.

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