New properties in Stamford
Photograph: Courtesy of Stamford Hospital
Curious eyes have spotted the rising Maple Ridge, a seventeen-unit condo complex on High Ridge Road that until recently sparked fierce opposition since being proposed four years ago. Criticism of the project, which will have a day care center, included concerns that the complex would worsen traffic on an already busy road.
But at press time, foundations had been poured on its site between Bradley Place and Maplewood Place. And the project, which will have market rate and affordable homes, is on track to open by year’s end, says Liz Osta, who with her husband, Nagi, is developing the project. The Ostas also own Nagi Jewelers. “It feels great; never give up what you believe in,” says Osta.
The eleven-story tower that’s the centerpiece of the Stamford Hospital expansion is pushing skyward. In March, eight stories were up, and it’s supposed to be topped off any day now, about a year after it broke ground, according to hospital officials; windows will be added this summer. “The framework of the new hospital now reaches into the Stamford sky, reminding us that ultimately it will represent a cornerstone of newly realized health and wellness in the community,” says Kathy Sillard, the hospital’s chief operating officer.
Part of a plan to add 642,000 square feet to the thirty-acre campus, including private patient rooms, a new heart institute and a roomier critical-care unit, the $450 million project is set to wrap up in 2016. That’s several years ahead of the original 2023 completion date; the price is also far lower than the $575 million initially projected.