Sustainable Construction In Connecticut

We at Eagle Rivet always try to stay abreast of new developments in environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction. We firmly believe that it is possible to build and retrofit existing homes in ways that benefit commerce, long-term growth and sustainability alike. Below, we have listed a handful of Connecticut sustainable construction projects that have caught our attention:

The Stamford E. Main St. Station

This is a commuter rail station project that will be implemented on the East side of Stamford. Its purpose is to serve an as “Eastern anchor” for the Urban Transitway Corridor. This will also help spur the redevelopment of hundreds of acres of land in this transit-rich area of town.

The project is moving forward in conjunction with a grass-roots effort to spur long-term economic growth in the East section of the city. The project should improve environmental quality while helping to spur growth and reduce economic disparity.

South Norwalk TOD

A transit-oriented master plan is being developed for the South Norwalk neighborhood. This project should attract new residential and business developments while sustaining the current quality of life for current residents and businesses.

The new developments are expected to result in an increase of economic opportunity and housing that favors city residents across a vast variety of income levels. The project will also include improvements in public transportation access, along with pedestrian and bicycle access to the South Norwalk train station.

Bridgeport Barnum Station

Bridgeport is currently holding feasibility meetings regarding a new commuter rail station on the city’s east side. The proposed anchor-station would open the door for redevelopment projects along 700 acres of the corridor. Authorities hope that the project will spur a series of mixed-used and transit-oriented developments. Affordable housing construction is also projected to coincide with the new East End/East Side transit projects.

New Haven Union Station Project

This project will transform the existing Union Station into an intermodal, transit-oriented community. This will include an expansion of nearby parking facilities, and the new project will free up land that is currently being used as surface parking elsewhere.