May 25, 2012

Getting ready for Phase 1B

The preparation for construction of Phase 1B has begun with the demolition of 10 Dog Lane (the former “Phil’s” building).  The demolition of 4 Dog Lane (the former location of Storrs Automotive) will begin soon as well.  Once both buildings are demolished and some other site preparation work is completed, the construction of Phase 1B will begin.

Demolition of 10 Dog Lane has begun.

Phase 1B will be a building built adjacent to the parking garage.

Phase 1B will consist of one building which will be adjacent to the parking garage.  The building will feature commercial businesses on the first floor with residential units on the upper floors.  The residential units will be part of The Oaks on the Square.  Lease negotiations for the commercial spaces are underway, including the lease for the UConn Co-op’s new satellite location.

Meanwhile, construction of Phase 1A continues with façade, roof, and interior work on 1 Dog Lane and 9 Dog Lane and interior work on the parking garage.

One Dog Lane
Nine Dog Lane is at left. Eleven Dog Lane, Storrs Automotive's new home, is at right.
Phase 1B will be adjacent to the parking garage, obscuring the blank wall seen above.

May 11, 2012

The utility work on Dog Lane continues in preparation for the realignment of the street.  Dog Lane remains closed to through traffic during the day.  Residents and customers of the local businesses may use Dog Lane but should expect delays.

Dog Lane is closed to through traffic during construction.

The work on the façades of 1 Dog Lane and 9 Dog Lane is progressing. As the work on the upper floors and roof finishes and the new businesses complete their plans, the focus will shift to finishing the storefronts.

Work on the facades continues.

Two businesses have moved into their new locations: Select Physical Therapy (9 Dog Lane, Suite 108) and Storrs Automotive (11 Dog Lane).  While construction in the area continues, they are both accessible and open for business.  Look for the signs along Dog Lane to direct you to their new locations.

Select Physical Therapy is now located in Suite 108 of 9 Dog Lane.

Storrs Automotive's new home, 11 Dog Lane, is located behind 9 Dog Lane.