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Main Street Homes Construction Begins!

Future residents of Main Street Homes can begin counting down the months until the first townhomes and flats in Storrs Center will be ready for occupancy. Construction began in July on the infrastructure work which includes grading, roadway development, and installation of underground utilities. Vertical construction of the 42-unit neighborhood will follow in September. The first residents could begin moving into their new homes as early as February 2016 and the entire neighborhood should be completed by the end of 2016.

“Part of the original vision for Storrs Center was to incorporate for-sale housing,” said Howard Kaufman, CEO of LeylandAlliance, the master developer of Storrs Center. “When the Great Recession hit we opted to concentrate on completing the walkable downtown first, including the mixed use buildings and town square, and then circle back to develop the for-sale residences. Our timing was on target. Already, over half of the 42 residences of Main Street Homes are sold. The community has warmly embraced the idea of living in this university-oriented downtown.”

“The trend to live in walkable neighborhoods in close proximity to restaurants and services is a demographic phenomenon, with the Baby Boomers and Millennials leading the way,” reports Richard Marourski, Managing Broker of Weichert, Realtors® Four Corners Real Estate, who represent Main Street Homes. “Add the attraction of a small town community and a world-class university to the mix, and the result is a compelling rationale for so many people to make a major household change. Main Street Homes is a great example of this demand.”

Modeled after some of America’s most loved “Main Street” communities, Main Street Homes will include forty-two townhomes and single-level flats that feature classic architecture by some of the nation’s most respected architects. Modern floor plans, coupled with energy-efficient features and low-maintenance materials, will provide homes that are both enjoyable and comfortable.

Amenities will include a neighborhood clubhouse, walkways, and parks, along with the immediate proximity to the scores of restaurants, shops, services, and events of Storrs Center, the University of Connecticut, the Mansfield Community Center, and Joshua’s Trust and Town of Mansfield conservation lands.

For more information about Main Street Homes, please contact Managing Broker Richard Marouski(860.933.2503 / or Sales Associate Peter Millman (860.933.2944 /

Top photo: A groundbreaking for Main Street Homes at Storrs Center took place on Monday, July 27. Pictured are Tom Callahan, Associate VP, Infrastructure Planning & Strategic Project Management of UConn; Cynthia van Zelm, Executive Director of the Mansfield Downtown Partnership; Elizabeth Paterson, Mayor of the Town of Mansfield; Lou Marquet, Principal of LeylandAlliance; Howard Kaufman, CEO of LeylandAlliance; and Matthew Hart, Town Manager of Mansfield. Inset photo: Richard Marouski and Peter Millman of Weichert Realtors lend a hand at the groundbreaking of Main Street Homes.

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