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August 12, 2013 | VOL. 49, No. 32

BRIDGEWATER HQ ANCHORS IN STAMFORD

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John Freeman, BLT general counsel, in BLT’s Harbor Point office.

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lans are moving forward on the new $750 million Bridgewater Associates headquarters within Stamford’s Harbor Point development project. The initiative is primarily a tool for economic growth, but it’s also another opportunity to develop the waterfront, developers at Building and Land Technolo�y say. “We’ve tried to make this a win-win for Stamford and I think we’ve done it,” said John Freeman, general counsel and spokesman for BLT. “We’re really excited to present our plans, allow people to see it, review it and continue to work on it.” BLT officials are in the process of seeking approval from city planning, zoning and finance boards. Construction could begin as soon as the fall with a move-in date of 2016. The 850,000-square-foot building is slated to stand five stories tall and includes a public walkway around the waterfront, which is currently closed to the public. The 14-acre site is currently the site of a working boatyard, which BLT plans to replace with a new marina. In an agreement with the city, the developer has agreed to spend an additional $5 million on public improvements, which includes the marina, the restoration of the East Creek estuary and upgrades at Kosciusko Park. The estuary’s historic, tidal salt marsh will be restored and BLT plans to build a fishing platform and kayak launch sites in the park. By the end of construction at Harbor Point, the city will have access to 10 miles of waterfront walkway, which Freeman said no other city in New England city would be able to duplicate. » Bridgewater, page 8

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