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Taking Care of Our Connecticut Community During COVID-19

Building residential communities that fuel the future and enhance the experiences of those that live, work and play within them have long been core tenants of our business at Building and Land Technology. For decades at BLT, we have worked to create a healthier future for those in and around our communities. And the pandemic has supercharged the need for increased community involvement and support. While we didn’t know what the future held in March 2020, we knew being idle wasn’t...

Over a Decade of Development, Building and Land Technology has Revitalized the South End. Creating New Jobs, Housing, Parks, Roads, Stores, and Restaurants to Welcome You Home. Harbor Point Responds to Rep. Michel’s Politically-Motivated “Alternative Facts.”

by Ted Ferrarone - Ted Ferrarone Jan. 24, 2021 Link to article I generally do not respond to op-ed pieces, but state Rep. David Michel’s Jan. 5 opinion piece cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged. Michel’s positions are consistently anti-growth, anti-business, and anti-renter, a peculiar combination for a representative whose district includes Downtown Stamford and Harbor Point. As the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan eloquently stated, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Michel’s op-ed shows a consistent...

With Its Newest Building, BLT Bets on a Growing Stamford

by Verónica Del Valle - Stamford Advocate Jan. 16, 2021 Link to article STAMFORD — Everything in the lobby of Escape, the newest residential complex from Building and Land Technology, drips with modernity. The walls are studded with floor-to-ceiling windows as far as the eye can see, and a massive structure, part-sculpture and part-lamp, sits in the middle of the still-unfinished space. “We started work on Escape in Spring 2019,” said Ted Ferrarone, co-president of BLT, the real estate developer that...

Head of Stamford Downtown (Opinion): ‘Don’t Politicize the Development Process’

by David M. Kooris – Stamford Advocate Jan. 15, 2021 Link to article I write to provide a counterpoint to state Rep. David Michel’s Jan. 5 op-ed advocating for a change to Stamford’s charter to make members of Stamford’s Planning Board and Zoning Board directly elected, rather than populated through the appointments process currently common to all boards and commissions. I’ve been a practicing urban planner for nearly two decades, working in communities throughout Connecticut and across the country. I’m a member...

Developer BLT Underway on Renovation of 500,000 SF Office Building in Stamford, Connecticut

by Taylor Williams in Connecticut, Development, Northeast, Office November 18, 2020 Link to article STAMFORD, CONN. — Building and Land Technology (BLT), a Connecticut-based developer, is underway on the renovation of 1 Elmcroft, a 500,000-square-foot office building in Stamford. The project includes numerous design and engineering upgrades to promote health and wellness, including increased air ventilation and circulation and more efficient air filtration, as well as heightened sanitation features such as ultraviolet lighting and bipolar ionization. The latter features allow cleaner, safer...

New Luxury Salon Set To Open In Stamford Despite Major Obstacles

HBAR Salon & Spa is set to open, adding to the roster of new businesses to pop up in the Harbor Point area of the city. By RJ Scofield - Patch Staff Oct 21, 2020 7:40 pm ET Link to article STAMFORD, CT — As he readies for a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled to be held at his new salon next month, owner Antonio Rende is ecstatic to be back home. Throughout his career, Rende has worked at high-end salons in New York...

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...