Developers of the Bedford Square project formally submitted their plans to the Town of Westport Tuesday, officially launching an exciting mixed use project that will reinvigorate and reconnect the downtown area with new retail, office, restaurant and residential space, according to Karen Johnson, spokesperson for the project development team.
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“We have listened carefully and respectfully to the Westport community and created a plan that is appropriately designed and scaled to the surrounding areas,” Johnson said. “The Bedford Square project will connect the residential neighborhood with the downtown commercial area, and will bring great energy to downtown Westport for all who live, work and play there.”
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Surrounded by supporters from the downtown neighborhood, Bedford Square Associates announced their plans at a press conference Tuesday. The project, designed by architects Centerbrook Architects and Planners, will be in context with both the aesthetic and scale of the surrounding neighborhoods, and will include concealed parking, wider tree-lined sidewalks, public walkways and generous courtyards, in addition to the two repurposed historic buildings and new commercial and residential space.
“This is a great project that will benefit Westport in many ways – the repurposing of the historic Bedford Mansion and adjacent firehouse will highlight this area and solidify its position as the historic gateway to downtown Westport. With a thoughtful balance of retail, office space, restaurants and residential units, Bedford Square will bring a new energy to the entire area,” Johnson said.
“Bedford Square will also bring a variety of other valuable amenities to downtown, from the much-needed parking, the pedestrian friendly sidewalks, courtyards and quaint walkways, and a variety of different sized retail, restaurant and office spaces, all of which will significantly enhance and compliment the historic beauty and charm of its surroundings, Johnson added.”
Bedford Square has filed their project with the Town of Westport, and a complete overview can be found by visiting its website at www.bedfordsquare.com.