Author: Chris Dowling

Stamford’s Harbor Point Welcomes New Coffee Shop

By Paul Schott – Stamford Advocate September 25, 2020 Link to article STAMFORD — Proof Coffee Roasters, a family-owned and organic specialty coffee company, opened up a shop Thursday at 200 Commons Park in the Harbor Point section of the city’s South End. The new establishment marks Proof’s first in Connecticut, adding to the several locations in New York City. In the pavilion at 200 Commons Park South, it replaces a Walter’s Hot Dogs stand. Proof will be open seven days a week, from 8...

‘New York City Lite’: After Coronavirus, Will Business Flock to the Suburbs?

As the pandemic prompts a migration from cities, companies are debating whether to follow the people By Joshua Chaffin Financial Times August 16, 2020 Link to PDF Ted Ferrarone gazed at the flattened, 14-acre parcel of land jutting like a runway into the waters of the Long Island Sound off Stamford, Connecticut, and saw possibilities. It might house a shiny corporate headquarters, or a cluster of life sciences laboratories, or an e-sports arena, muses Mr Ferrarone, the co-president of Building and Land Technology, the developer that...

Marketing Efforts Begin for ‘Final’ Harbor Point Development in Stamford

By Kevin Zimmerman – Westfair Communications July 29, 2020 “The final piece of the puzzle” for Stamford’s Harbor Point development is being put into place, according to Building and Land Technology (BLT) Chairman Carl Kuehner. Real estate firms Cushman & Wakefield and Binswanger are marketing Peninsula at Harbor Point, a 14-acre waterfront development opportunity within a master-planned, mixed-use community. The site is available immediately for the development of up to 1 million square feet and has an existing 500,000-square-foot office space available for...

Stamford Developer Proposes Massive Apartment Build in Norwalk

By Alexander Soule – Stamford AdvocateJune 19, 2020 Updated: June 19, 2020 2:38 p.m. Despite the pause triggered by the coronavirus pandemic for congregate work and living, the firm that developed Stamford’s Harbor Point district is pushing ahead with what it envisions as Connecticut’s next largest residential development in the span of decades — at a site just north of the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk. Building & Land Technology is planning to build seven residential apartment buildings on Glover Avenue, which when...

Connecticut Companies Chart Slow Return to Offices

The COVID-19 code is ubiquitous at 200 Elm St. in Stamford. A front-door sign announces that anyone coming into the downtown office building has to wear a face mask, follow social-distancing directions and turn around if they are not feeling well. Throughout the interior, floor and wall signs direct workers and visitors to stay masked, remind them to keep six feet apart and tell them to wash their hands. Hand sanitizer and tissue dispensers reinforce the message. Those new features at the Building...

SkinLab Opening in Stamford’s Harbor Point Next Week

STAMFORD — SkinLab from Greenwich dermatologist Dr. Kim Nichols is holding it official ribbon-cutting at Harbor Point on February 18. It's the first health care tenant on the street level of Harbor Point Road. “SkinLab,” a collaboration with skincare brand Skinceuticals, offers “express cosmetic treatments.” It fills a vacancy last occupied by a coffee shop at 24 Harbor Point Road. According to a release, Mayor David Martin will be on-site to cut the ribbon alongside SkinCeuticals General Manager, Tina Fair, and Dr. Nichols....

Notably diverse mix of industries leasing in Stamford, Norwalk help power region

A notably diverse mix of industries has been taking commercial space in Stamford and Norwalk of late – something that one of the area’s premier developers, Building and Land Technology, says is indicative of Fairfield County’s continuing-to-grow strength. “When you look at the major leases that took place in Stamford and Norwalk in 2019, the first thing you notice is the range of industries involved,” BLT co-President Ted Ferrarone said. “You’ve got science, finance, tech, entertainment, consumer goods all represented, and...

Stamford apartment boom shows no signs of slowing

STAMFORD — The city keeps building — and selling — apartment towers. The $90 million sale last month of the approximately 240-unit Infinity property in the South End’s Harbor Point development marked the latest in a series of eight- and nine-figure deals in recent years. Those transactions highlight investor and tenant confidence in a segment of the housing market that is driving population growth and also expanding the base of potential buyers for single-family homes. “Harbor Point is like a city within a city...

New Stamford floating device traps trash from Long Island Sound

STAMFORD — Bottles, food wrappers, cigarette butts, and loads of leaves are just some of the items that have turned up in a new trash-collecting contraption installed in Stamford Harbor.  The receptacle, which essentially looks like a dumpster partially submerged in water, is called a skimmer, and was gifted through a grant to Stamford nonprofit SoundWaters to help clean the Long Island Sound.  While its purpose is collecting trash, one skimmer is unlikely to make much of a dent in eliminating debris...

New Building Opened At The Curb Community In Norwalk

Norwalk, CT – October 25, 2019 – Building and Land Technology (BLT) today announced the completion of its second phase of development at North Seven in Norwalk, CT with the official opening of its second apartment building in the luxury rental community at The Curb. An open house will run from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Underscoring BLT's commitment to cultivating and sustaining communities, the new building at The Curb at North Seven is...