May 27, 2011

And so it begins. . .

The demolition of the former Publications building has begun. This will be a gradual process, beginning with work on the interior of the building.

May 20, 2011

Demolition Update and Parking News

The Town of Mansfield has selected Standard Demolition Services of Trumbull, CT, to complete the abatement and demolition of the former Publications building [1266 Storrs Road (corner of Dog Lane and Route 195)]. As noted on May 13, the site of the building will be part of Phase 1A of Storrs Center.

In preparation of the anticipated start of demolition, the parking lot behind the building will be closed as of Friday, May 20 at 5:00 pm.  All vehicles should be moved after Friday because a fence will soon be installed around the site. 

It is anticipated that the Bishop Center parking lots will close on May 26.  This lot will close to accommodate construction in that area.

May 13, 2011

Demo to Begin Soon

The Town of Mansfield expects the demolition of the former Publications building, located on the corner of Dog Lane and Storrs Road (Route 195), to begin soon after May 23.  Final permits and approvals are in the works.

Once the building has been demolished, construction of the first phase of Mansfield's new downtown, Storrs Center, can begin.  Plans for the first phase include the realignment of Dog Lane and the construction of a mixed-use building which will house commercial uses on the ground level and residential units on the upper floors.

For more details, please visit the Mansfield Downtown Partnership's website: