Stamford’s largest developer BLT to convert its HQ — former Pitney Bowes building — into 256 apartments
Jared Weber, Staff Writer / Stamford Advocate | August 3, 2023
Stamford, CT — After years of struggling to fill the office space, Stamford’s largest developer is converting its South End headquarters into an apartment building.
Building and Land Technology plans to renovate its office building at 100 Elmcroft Road, the former home of technology firm Pitney Bowes, into 256 apartments. One Elmcroft Stamford LLC, a business entity that links back to BLT co-president Paul Kuehner, received approval from the Zoning Board to move forward with the project Monday night.
The six-floor office building sits in a mixed-use zone that permits high-density residential development, so the conversion is allowed as of right. However, since it is located in the city’s coastal area boundary, the project triggered a coastal site plan application that needed the board’s approval.
As part of the renovation, the developer plans to fill in an existing paved area on the building’s northwest corner, creating nearly 20,000 more square feet of surface area.
The Zoning Board approved the Harbor Point developer’s coastal site plan. Chair David Stein and members Rosanne McManus and William Morris voted in favor of the plan, while member Gerald Bosak Jr. opposed and alternate member Racquel Smith-Anderson abstained.
BLT plans to advance the project immediately, co-president Ted Ferrarone said in an emailed statement.
“One Hundred Elmcroft is an iconic building, in the heart of Harbor Point and adjacent to Kosciusko Park and the Stamford waterfront. It’s an exciting prospect to be able to create more living space for people in such a great location and BLT is excited to begin this next project that meets a central need for the city,” Ferrarone said.
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