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“We’ve been fortunate in that developers are still moving ahead with their projects, and more people are looking to locate to our town," says Economic and Community Development Director Rina Bakalar.
Meanwhile, most eyes are trained on The SoNo Collection in Norwalk, where several stores are scheduled to open Oct. 11.
Homegrown diversions Kidz Klub, D-BAT Academy and Technique Tigers Baseball Academy will soon exist alongside Trumbull franchises of national entertainment firms SeaQuest and Escapology.
If approved, the building will be converted into a 200-unit independent, assisted and memory care community, while the additional acreage will have 160 units of active adult housing.
The town says strong interest has been expressed in the former United Healthcare building - whose 253,000-square-foot space represents 52 percent of all the vacant space in Trumbull - while adding significant housing to the Westfield Mall property is under discussion.
Although the town is focusing on filling vacant space, the 253,000-square-foot former United Healthcare complex on Monroe Turnpike still looms large.
The connection “will enhance Trumbull and the region and provide economic benefit to area businesses,” said MetroCOG Executive Director Matt Fulda.
“We’re in a position now where interest is turning into actual projects," says Trumbull Economic and Community Development Director Rina Bakalar.
The Long Hill Marketplace and Village at Long Hill Green and Madison Village are helping Trumbull evolve from a traditional bedroom community to a modern suburb, according to town officials.