December 23, 2011

Storrs Center Job Fair: Jan 12

Storrs Center Alliance and Education Realty Trust, together with Erland Construction, will host a local job fair for people from the area interested in potential job opportunities in the construction of the first phases of Storrs Center. The job fair will be held in the gymnasium at the Mansfield Community Center (10 South Eagleville Road) in Mansfield on Thursday, January 12 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Storrs Center will be a mixed-use town center and main street corridor at the crossroads of the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut.  Storrs Center will combine retail, restaurant, and office uses with a variety of residence types including studios, town homes, condominium apartments and rental apartments.

Moving Inside

The buildings on 1 Dog Lane and 9 Dog Lane are ready for winter, so all trades can work efficiently during the next few months.  Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection items are being installed in the residential levels (upper floors), and placement of concrete slabs in select areas of the commercial level (first floor) has begun.

Both buildings have temporary weather protection and temporary heat for winter construction.  While the application of the exterior trim and the installation of brick have begun, the focus of the work in the coming weeks will be on the interior spaces.
Image courtesy of BL Companies Architects

December 20, 2011

Request for Bids: Storrs Road, Dog Lane

The Town of Mansfield recently announced a request for bids for State Project No. 77-223 [Storrs Road (Route 195) Improvements] and State Project No. 77-227 (Dog Lane Improvements).

Sealed bids for the construction of the above projects will be received by the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut at the Office of the Director of Finance, 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT 06268 until 2:00 pm on January 10, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

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Have questions about Storrs Center or the Mansfield Downtown Partnership?  Visit the Partnership’s website for more information, including a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.

December 6, 2011

Open for Business: Select Physical Therapy

Location: 10 Dog Lane
Contact: 860.429.0899
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 7am-8pm; Tues and Thurs 7am-5pm
Services/Products: Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy is a local office of the largest provider of Outpatient Physical Therapy in the United States.  Physical Therapists are the experts in the treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system.  Common conditions treated through physical therapy include pain of the spine and the major joints as well as conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, and sport and work related injuries.

Select Physical Therapy began seeing patients in 1998 as Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Associates (PTSMA) on 13 Dog Lane.  Since 1998, although many of the practitioners have remained the same, the name on the door has changed three times.  In 2001, PTSMA became HealthSouth, and then in 2009 HealthSouth’s Outpatient Physical Therapy offices were sold to Select Medical Corporation as Select Physical Therapy.  In May of 2011, Select Physical Therapy moved to 10 Dog Lane to make room for the new downtown construction.

Through the name changes, David Hoyle and Dorinda (Ferrera) Miller have had maintained their practice on Dog Lane.  David and Dorinda have long ties to Mansfield; both are E. O. Smith and University of Connecticut graduates.  Joseph Morelli, Kathy D’Angelo, and Cathe Close now complete the physical therapy team with Michael Distephano providing Athletic Training coverage for E. O. Smith High School and providing exercise prescription to individuals who want to participate in exercise programs at all levels.

Patients no longer require a referral to physical therapy in the state of Connecticut, and most insurance companies cover physical therapy without a referral from a physician.  Exercise prescription is provided on a cash basis for those looking to improve their overall health or performance.

Select Physical Therapy is currently located at 10 Dog Lane.

December 5, 2011

Construction Continues

The first building of Storrs Center, 1 Dog Lane, now has a roof membrane in place, and the installation and pulling of electrical wires has begun.  The interior framing is complete, and the installation of mechanical components has begun.  The second building, 9 Dog Lane, is following a similar schedule, and activities are sequenced to track a week after 1 Dog Lane.

1 Dog Lane
Meanwhile, work on the foundation for the parking garage continues.  Soon, work will begin on a temporary curb cut along Storrs Road (Route 195) to allow for better access to the garage site for the construction vehicles.  While the work is underway, sidewalk access between the Marketplace (Store 24 building) and Storrs Commons (Chang’s Garden) will be temporarily affected, although the sidewalk will remain open.