According to a press release by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, construction in Storrs Center is transitioning to its final phase this summer.
The third and final phase of construction will complete the 204 apartments already in progress at The Oaks from the previous phase, 34,000 square feet of commercial spaces and adding trellises, a pavilion roof and sculptures to the Mansfield Town Square.
LeylandAlliance, LLC, will also begin construction of its Main Street homes, which are “the only town homes and flats available for sale in Storrs Center,” according to the release.
The development of Storrs Center began in 2011 and now has 32 open businesses, including Price Chopper, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, UConn Urgent Care, UConn Dental, Storrs Wine & Spirits, GBS Threading & Spa, CVS, Bruegger’s Bagels and Jamba Juice; all of which opened in 2014.
Mansfield Downtown Partnership said there is an expected $200,000 in tax revenue for the next fiscal year, which makes the “developers of Storrs Center the largest taxpayers in Mansfield.” In addition, 200 new jobs have been created through the various businesses that have opened in the area.
Storrs Center is also home to various cultural and social events for the town, including live music concerts, monthly summer art fairs and the Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival.
According to the press release, the vision desired for Storrs Center by the Town of Mansfield, the University of Connecticut and community leaders was to provide downtown life to an ever-growing population of residents, students and employees. It was designed to adhere to the needs of pedestrians and fulfill the architectural and sustainability requirements that make Storrs Center environmentally green.
More information on Storrs Center and its development can be found at www.storrscenter.com.