February 6, 2015

Sun before the snow

One building in Phase 2 has frontage on Storrs Road
Before the snow came last week, construction on Phase 2 continued under bright blue skies. Five of the buildings in Phase 2 will feature commercial space on the first floors with rental apartments on the upper floors. (The construction continues despite the snow although the weather is no friend to photographers.)

Leasing of the approximately 34,000 sq ft in Phase 2 is already underway. If you are interested in leasing commercial space, please contact Dan Zelson at Charter Realty and Development.

Five of the buildings in Phase 2 will feature commercial uses on the first floor with apartments above.

The apartments will be part of The Oaks on the Square, which also includes the apartments in Phase 1. Leasing of all Oaks apartments for the next lease term has begun. If you are interested in renting an apartment in Storrs Center, please visit their website, theoaksonthesquare.com.

Phase 2 includes the buildings shown in gray and bright green.

Phase 2 will also include one single-use building, shown in bright green in the above photo. This building will be home to Educational Playcare. A family-owned and -operated day care center serving children from infants to age 5, Educational Playcare will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.


The final phase of Storrs Center (Phase 3) will be the Main Street Homes at Storrs Center. This neighborhood will feature 38 townhomes and single-living flats with varying floorplans and amenities. For a look at the different options and for sale information, please visit storrscenter.com.


Artist's rendering of a Storrs I townhome.

Residents of the Main Street Homes at Storrs Center will be able to walk to the many shops and restaurants in Downtown Storrs, the Storrs Farmers Market, the Mansfield Community Center, and the Price Chopper grocery store. The many and varied cultural, academic, and athletic offerings of UConn are within an easy walking or biking distance, as are several outdoor recreational options, including Town of Mansfield hiking trails and bike path. At the Town's nearby Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, residents can access three bus lines, including Peter Pan which offers easy, car-free travel to Providence, New York, and Boston.

Artist's rendering of the interior of a Mansfield town home.
If you are interesting in purchasing a home, please contact Managing Broker Richard Marouski (860.933.2503) or Sales Associate Peter Millman (860.933.2944) of Weichert, Realtors® Four Corners Real Estate.



January 7, 2015

Working in a winter wonderland

Phase 2 - Wilbur Cross Way
Construction of Phase 2 of Storrs Center continues with a goal of opening in August 2015. Phase 2 consists consists of six buildings.

At the southern end of the street is the future home of Educational Playcare, which will offer daycare services for infants through children age 5. If you are interested in learning more about their services, please visit their website, educationalplaycare.com.

The other five buildings that comprise Phase 2 will be mixed-use buildings similar to those in the Town Square neighborhood with both commercial space and residential units. The Oaks on the Square will open an additional 204 apartments in this phase, and there will be 34,000 square feet of commercial space available for lease.

If you are interested in living in The Oaks on the Square, please visit their website, theoaksonthesquare.com, or call the leasing office, 860.756.0330.

If you are interested in leasing commercial space in Phase 2, please contact Dan Zelson of Charter Realty, chartweb.com or 203.227.2922.

November 25, 2014

Open for Business!

While construction of Phases 2 and 3 continues, the completed phases of Storrs Center are already thriving. Over thirty shops, restaurants, offices, and service providers are open and ready to welcome you!


Interested in leasing commercial space in Storrs Center? Click here.




One Dog Lane | © Desroches Photography

ONE DOG LANE
Mooyah Burgers & Fries

Nine Dog Lane | © Desroches Photography

NINE DOG LANE
Pandora's Playground: Tattoo, Piercing, & Gallery
The Oaks on the Square Leasing Office
Husky Pizza

Eleven Dog Lane

ELEVEN DOG LANE

One Royce Circle | © Desroches Photography

ONE ROYCE CIRCLE
UConn Health
UConn Urgent Care
The H. A. Café
UConn Dental
GBS Threading & SPA


Eight Royce Circle | © Desroches Photography

EIGHT ROYCE CIRCLE

1220 Storrs Road | © Desroches Photography

1220 Storrs Road

November 20, 2014

Phases 2 & 3 Under Construction

Construction of Phase 2 of Storrs Center is well underway along Wilbur Cross Way. This phase consists of six buildings. 

At the southern end of the street is the future home of Educational Playcare, which plans to open in late spring of 2015. Educational Playcare will offer daycare services for infants through children age 5. If you are interested in learning more about their services, please visit their website, educationalplaycare.com, or call 860.341.4116.

The other five buildings that comprise Phase 2 will be mixed-use buildings similar to those in the Town Square neighborhood with both commercial space and residential units. The Oaks on the Square will open an additional 204 apartments in this phase, and there will be 34,000 square feet of commercial space available for lease. If you are interested in living in The Oaks on the Square, please visit their website, theoaksonthesquare.com, or call the leasing office, 860.756.0330. If you are interested in leasing commercial space in Phase 2, please contact Dan Zelson of Charter Realty, chartweb.com, or call 203.227.2922. Phase 2 is expected to be completed in August 2015.

The Oaks on the Square offers studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Main Street Homes at Storrs Center, the residential neighborhood is now selling. If you are interested in learning more about the thirty-eight townhomes and single-level flats that will be built by LeylandAlliance, please contact Managing Broker Richard Marouski (860.933.2503) or Sales Associate Peter Millman (860.933.2944) of Weichert, Realtors® Four Corners Real Estate. Residents of the Main Street Homes at Storrs Center are expected to move into their new homes in 2016. 

For information on Main Street Homes at Storrs Center, click here.

April 15, 2014

Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center Now Open!


Mary Beth Mello, Region 1 Administrator, Federal Transit Administration (FTA); Vicki Shotland, Executive Director, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Congressman Joe Courtney look on as Adam Zimmer cuts the ribbon for the new Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center. They are joined at right by Karen Zimmer (wife of the late Gary Zimmer, one of the Mansfield residents and transportation advocates for whom the center is named); Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson; and Mansfield Town Manager Matthew Hart.
Photo: Paterson/Mansfield Downtown Partnership

The Town of Mansfield and the Mansfield Downtown Partnership celebrated the Grand Opening of the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center is an innovative project funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The Town of Mansfield received $4,940,000 as part of the FTA’s Bus and Livability Grant Program to construct an intermodal transportation hub and transit pathway.

“We’re proud to help Mansfield build a more walkable, sustainable community,” said Deputy Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan. “Transit ridership across the country is at its highest level since 1957, thanks in part to the growing demand for real transportation choices in communities like this one.”

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center is conveniently located in the heart of Storrs Center, Mansfield’s new mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented downtown. The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center provides easy access to Windham Region Transit District (WRTD) buses and UConn shuttles, allowing residents to take advantage of public transportation within town and the region. Peter Pan bus line has added the Nash-Zimmer as a stop, providing access to Hartford, Providence, and Boston via public transit. An innovative information technology system helps riders track the location and arrival and departure times of their desired bus both inside and outside of the center.

Peter Pan Bus Lines has added the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center as a stop,
providing Mansfield residents with convenient access to Hartford, Providence, and Boston.
Photo: Paterson/Mansfield Downtown Partnership

In addition to bus service, the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center serves as an information center for the new downtown, Storrs Center. An interactive kiosk provides helpful information about local amenities along with bus schedules and routes.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center features information kiosks as well as a
system that tracks the buses as they arrive and depart.
Photo: Paterson/Mansfield Downtown Partnership

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center also features amenities for cyclists. For cyclists who commute by bike, there is an opportunity to join a commuters’ club for access to showers, indoor bicycle storage, and lockers. For the casual rider, there are bicycle racks just outside of the Nash-Zimmer for easy access when visiting the shops, restaurants, and offices in Storrs Center.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center has bicycle racks available for public use.
 commuters' club for cyclists will start soon and will provide interior bicycle storage, changing rooms, and showers for members.
Photo: Paterson/Mansfield Downtown Partnership

Adjacent to the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, the Storrs Center parking garage features charging stations for electric vehicles and serves as a pick-up/drop-off location for the Hertz on Demand shared vehicle program.

Throughout Storrs Center, wide sidewalks with ample lighting, street trees, and benches create a pleasant environment for pedestrians. The close proximity of many different types of restaurants, retail shops, offices, and apartments encourage residents and visitors to walk to varying destinations. E. O. Smith High School, Mansfield Community Center, Mansfield’s Town Hall, the Post Office, and the UConn campus are all within easy walking distance of the Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center, further reducing the need for vehicles for Mansfield residents and visitors.

Getting ready for the ribbon-cutting are (from left to right CT State Representative Gregory Haddad (D-54); CT State Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr.; CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill; CT State Representative Linda Orange (D-48); Congressman Joe Courtney; Mary Beth Mello, Region 1 Administrator, Federal Transit Administration (FTA); Vicki Shotland, Executive Director, Greater Hartford Transit District; and Adam Zimmer and Karen Zimmer, son and wife of the late Gary Zimmer, one of the Mansfield residents and transportation advocates for whom the center is named.
Photo: Paterson/Mansfield Downtown Partnership

United States Congressman Joe Courtney; Secretary of the State Denise Merrill; State Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr.; State Representative Gregory Haddad; State Representative Linda Orange; Elizabeth Paterson, Mayor, Town of Mansfield; Mary Beth Mello, Region 1 Administrator, Federal Transit Administration; Vicki Shotland, Executive Director, Greater Hartford Transit District; William Wendt, Director of Logistics Administration, UConn; Janet Freniere, Manager, Transportation Services, UConn; Karen Zimmer; and Lon Hultgren, Retired Public Works Director/Town Engineer, Town of Mansfield participated in the ceremony.

The Nash-Zimmer Transportation Center is located at 23 Royce Circle.
Photo: Paterson/Mansfield Downtown Partnership

Links to information regarding bus schedules can be found at the Nash-Zimmer website, www.MansfieldCT.gov/TransportationCenter. Announcements can be found on the website and through the Nash-Zimmer Twitter feed, @NashZimmer.

For more information about Storrs Center, please visit www.mansfieldct.gov/DowntownPartnership or www.storrscenter.com.