Harbor Point (Stamford)

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Harbor Point is located in the South End section of Stamford, Connecticut, in southwestern Fairfield County. It is made up of five distinct areas each centered on a park or waterfront feature. It is currently one of the largest redevelopment projects in the nation. Harbor Point is a transit-oriented, mixed use development along the Long Island Sound, consisting of more than 1,300 new apartments, office space, dining and shopping establishments, several marinas, a waterfront boardwalk, and public parks.

Harbor Point has several new residential and office buildings, and many new restaurants and retailers including Fairway Market, Dinosaur BBQ, Exhale Gym, Design Within Reach, Subway, Dolce Cubano, Crabshell, and others.[1]

Residential[edit]

The Lofts at Yale & Towne[edit]

By the 1890s, the Yale & Towne Lock Works had grown so large that it dominated the economy of Stamford at one point employing nearly 25% of the Stamford population. It would hold this position for over fifty years, during which time the city would be known as the "Lock City." [2] Today the Yale & Towne Lock Works factory has been upgraded, redeveloped, and retrofitted with the greenest technology and has been converted into The Lofts at Yale & Towne, owned and managed by Connecticut-based developer Building and Land Technology.

101 Park Place at 101 Washington Blvd.[edit]

101 Park Place opened in October 2010. "The 15-story development at 101 Washington Blvd. has 336 rental apartments in one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Known as Park Place, the building is named after an adjacent...4.5-acre public green space called Commons Park." Upon completion, the park will have a fountain, a playground and concessions.[3]

111 Harbor Point at 111 Towne St.[edit]

Retail and commercial[edit]

Fairway Market[edit]

Connecticut's first Fairway Market, a New York City supermarket chain, opened its seventh and largest store—an 85,000-square-foot (7,900 m2) store at Market and Canal streets in the heart of Harbor Point in Stamford, CT. Elizabeth Kim, staff writer at The Stamford Advocate, explains that Fairway Market is, "Known as a "destination" retailer, whose slogan is "Like No Other Market," Fairway shoppers are said to travel an average of 17 miles (27 km) to reach its stores. Fairway attributes its popularity and loyalty to the range and quality of its offerings as well its competitive prices. It provides mainstream produce along with those associated with gourmet and organic food stores."[4]

Historic district[edit]

The South End Historic District covers a 177.1-acre (71.7 ha) area of the South End neighborhood including many areas in Harbor Point.The district includes 449 buildings, most dating from the 1870s to the 1930s, and also "an early naturalistic cemetery, and an iron bridge." Other notable buildings are Number 715 on Atlantic Street, a tenement building, and the Holy Name Rectory. The historic district includes the Pulaski Street Bridge, a wrought-iron lenticular through-truss bridge over the Rippowam River.[2]

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NYtimes article, "Sprawling Development in Stamford is Filling Out" By Sana Siwolop, Dec. 8, 2010
  2. ^ a b Nils Kerschus and John Herzan (August, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: South End Historic District". National Park Service.
  3. ^ Stamford Advocate, Amid signs of a strong rental market, another housing complex at Harbor Point opens its doors By: Elizabeth Kim Published: Sept. 27, 2010
  4. ^ Stamford Advocate, New Fairway Store Signals Area's Revival By Elizabeth Kim, October 20, 2010