Open house scheduled for new Norwalk apartments
The city is slated to get 235 new apartments in the new year, with the opening of the new Curb building on Glover Avenue as the first phase of a development that had previously been known as Grist Mill Village, and that ultimately will include more than 700 units in three buildings.
Developer Building and Land Technology built The Curb on land that previously housed offices of U.S. Surgical, across from Merritt 7 Corporate Park along the Metro-North commuter line. Foundation work is under way for a second building in the complex.
It is Stamford-based BLT’s second apartment building on Glover Avenue, with the company also owning The Towers complex and the 20 Glover Ave. office building near the base of the street. BLT’s newest complex in Norwalk is the largest currently under construction in southwestern Connecticut, with BLT known best for its massive Harbor Point development in Stamford’s South End.
BLT is holding an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, with the company having yet to post pricing information on its website for the complex, and a listing on Apartments.com listing monthly rates between $1,600 and nearly $2,800. A BLT spokesman said tenants will begin moving into the building Jan. 11, with a section of Glover Avenue closed on Wednesday to accommodate ongoing work by construction crews.
The Curb will include co-working space for tenants, a pool, lounge, fitness center and outdoor amenities like fire pits and grills. Some apartments have balconies. Smokers are not allowed, with some units allowing pets.
“We imagined an urban community and not just apartments,” stated Carl Kuehner III, chairman of BLT, in a written statement. “The Curb brings youthful energy … and the feeling of ‘us.’ We tailored this building to give life to this concept.”
Renters continue to focus on Stamford and Norwalk for apartments, according to the New Haven office of real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap, with vacancy rates at 4.4 percent as of the third quarter and rents above $2,500 a month averaged across the two cities. By comparison, Danbury and Bridgeport rents are currently averaging $1,700 on the Marcus & Millichap study.
The Curb joins Head of the Harbor, Soundview Landing and 19 Day among Norwalk’s newest apartments, with more to come including the proposed Harbourside SoNo on Water Street; SoNo One adjacent to South Norwalk’s commuter rail station; a complex near the East Norwalk stop of Metro North; and the newest phase of the Waypointe development across Interstate 95 from the SoNo Collection mall under construction.
Due to a reporting error, an initial online version posted inaccurately stated the open house date as Friday. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 5.