Today YIMBY has the latest on RXR’s imminent opening of Atlantic Station in Downtown Stamford, Connecticut, but that isn’t the only news out of the city. Yesterday was the groundbreaking event for yet another new rental, by Urban Ready Living ( i.e. URBY), which will be building its fourth iteration, following others in Staten Island, Jersey City, and Harrison, NJ. The development occupies a 4.3-acre lot, and is being built by Ironstate Development Co., in a joint venture partnership with Brookfield Property Group. Stamford Mayor David Martin also participated in the event, and expressed joy for finally filling the space he referred to as the infamous “hole in the ground.”
The 11-building campus will bring nearly 650 apartments to the city, along with 550 parking spots, an assortment of amenities, and communal spaces. The site design will be squared, with ten building along the sides, and one central building.
The first phase will bring nine buildings, creating 464 rental apartments. Urby’s focus is on the creation of community space for its occupants, for whom they will provide a gym, communal kitchen, large landscaped courtyard with fire pits, and a saltwater swimming pool.
Dutch-based design firm Concrete will be responsible for the architecture and landscaping.
Construction of the remaining 184 homes is expected to start late in 2019.