Although Save the Children is seeking offers for its 54 Wilton Road property, the organization has not officially decided if it will sell or not, according to Save the Children Communications Associate Jeremy Soulliere.
“The decision is not final. We’re seeking offers and we’ll take it from there,” he said.
The building, which is nearly 59,000 square feet and sits on more than 2 acres of land on the west bank of the Saugatuck River in downtown Westport, is surrounded by newly opened businesses, including Moja Café, Oscar’s Delicatessen, and Arezzo. Furthermore, a multi-story parking garage is currently being constructed across the street from the Save the Children.
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“We thought that we would explore options for a while. This was our first action,” Soulliere said, adding that this branch of Save the Children has been in the same location since 1974.
When the organization initially moved to Westport they had planned to grow the facility and the operation.
“But we always knew that the Wilton Road headquarters might not be able to accommodate our increasing size and needs,” he said.
Besides taking offers, Soulliere said the organization is seeking out other facilities in Fairfield County that would meet their needs.
“Certainly we have a long history here. Westport and Fairfield Country, in general, have been very supportive to us and we value the support the community has given us,” Soulliere said. “If we do pursue selling the building our plan is to relocate our headquarters within Fairfield County.”