Local business encourages community to “use their space” and donates all profits to Norwalk area charities
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Jun 10, 2009 - 2:46 PM
June 20th Grand Opening Celebration Scheduled
On June 20th United Storage Norwalk located at 80 Fair Street will host a Grand Opening Celebration open to the community from 11am to 3pm complete with family-fun activities, free food, a live band and great discounts on self storage.
United Storage Norwalk is part of a new philanthropic development at 80 Fair Street, a unique project recently completed by Connecticut-based developer Building and Land Technology (BLT) in which all profits are donated to Norwalk area charities. The project includes a new four-story apartment building with 59 one and two bedroom flats and a 355-unit climate controlled self-storage facility.
“80 Fair Street was intended to be an affordable housing project that was going to be completed by the Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield County,” said Carl R. Kuehner, III, President and CEO of Building and Land Technology. The affordable housing plan was derailed when Norwalk Self Storage, a neighboring property owner, sued the Human Services Council because the project would block the view of its signage from Route 7. “We were approached by the City of Norwalk and asked to acquire the land in order to help the City complete the affordable housing project. We agreed to do it because we understand the need for affordable housing in lower Fairfield County is great. Although we completed the housing units without the benefit of CHFA financing, ten percent of the units are designed as affordable,” commented Kuehner. To fund the development BLT constructed the self-storage project adjacent to the apartment building and consistent with the original intent for this project, BLT is donating all profits from the apartments and the self-storage facility to Norwalk area charities. To this end, BLT is encouraging businesses and members of the Norwalk community to support this philanthropic effort and choose United Storage Norwalk for their business and personal storage needs.
For more information about the Grand Opening Celebration or the 80 Fair Street development project, contact Christian Martinez at (203) 845-7945.
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