Next Phase of Storrs Center Near UConn Ramping Up

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In August, I wrote about the $220 million Storrs Center development on the southern edge of the University of Connecticut’s main campus. The first buildings, including shops, restaurants and apartments, were opening.

Read my story from August here.

Today, I was reporting another story in the area and decided to check out the progress. A lot has happened in 2-1/2 months.

The next part of the Town Square phase is in full swing. An old shopping plaza has been demolished and a five-st0ry building is now taking shape:

How this area looked in August:








Here is how the same area looked today:







Here’s a view down Dog Lane:








This phase, known as “1B,” is expected to include 195 apartments and 40,000-square-feet of ground-level retail and commercial space. The University of Connecticut Health Center is expected to occupy 18,000 square feet for medical offices. The UConn Co-op is expected to open a 15,000-square-foot branch.

Construction began in the spring and is expected to be completed in August, 2013.









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