CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

May 3, 2022

On Friday May 6th from 7:30am - 1:00pm, we will have a concrete pour at The Corbin District construction site. During this time, there will be a section of Corbin Drive in front of the Post Office that is closed in both directions.   Entrances to Corbin Drive will be open at both the Boston Post Road intersection allowing for entrance to the Corbin parking lot that services both the office and retail tenants as well as the Old Kings High South intersection allowing for access to the Post Office Parking lot and mail drop boxes through the lot entrance closet to Old Kings Highway South. All sidewalks along Corbin Drive will be open for use during this concrete pour.

We appreciate your continued patience throughout the construction process. Should you have any questions, please feel to reach out.

 

April 25, 2022

Sewer line work is continuing with crews progressing down Corbin Drive.  Currently there is a section of Corbin Drive in front of the Post Office that is closed in both directions which will continue for the next few days.  All sidewalks are open for pedestrians to access the Post Office during this time.  Entrances to Corbin Drive are open at both the Boston Post Road intersection allowing for entrance to the Corbin parking lot that services both the office and retail tenants and the Old Kings High South intersection allowing for access to the Post Office Parking lot and mail drop boxes.
On Tuesday April 26th from 7:00am to 11:00am, we will be pouring a section of wall adjacent to Corbin Drive.  Traffic patterns will remain as noted above during this pour.
We appreciate your continued patience as we work through the construction at The Corbin District.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

April 21, 2022

 

On Friday April 22nd, we have scheduled another concrete pour.  The concrete truck and pump will be located behind 1020, close to the rear entrance door adjacent to the Parlor Pizza patio area.  The work will begin at approximately 8:30 am and continue until 3:00 pm.   In connection with this work, we will have to cone off the row of parking spaces opposite the fence line.  In an effort to minimize any disruption for our tenants, we will be reconfiguring the 36 Old Kings Highway parking lot and will make eight spaces available for your use tomorrow. Our parking attendant will be on site to help direct tenants to the available spaces in the 36 Old Kings Highway lot.  We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as construction for the Corbin District continues.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

April 14, 2022

 

On Tuesday, April 19th, we will be pouring a length of foundation wall at the project site. For this concrete pour, the crew will be stationed alongside the 1020 Post Road parking lot leaving the spaces available for tenants and visitors.  We will have flaggers in place to help direct traffic.  We expect work to begin at 10:00am and continue throughout the day.  All access driveways into the parking lots that service 1020 Boston Post Road and 36 Old Kings Highway South will be open.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

April 11, 2022

 

Beginning on Tuesday April 12th, crews will begin work to connect the first phase of The Corbin District to the Town of Darien Sewer line.  Work will begin on Corbin Drive at the intersection with Boston Post Road and progress in segments down Corbin Drive to Old Kings Highway South.  The entire sewer connection work is expected to take about ten business days to complete, weather permitting.  While the sewer connection work is in progress, Darien Police will be onsite to direct traffic and be sure tenants and visitors are guided properly.
When works begins on April 12th,  Corbin Drive will be closed at the Boston Post Road intersection to far side of the 10 Corbin Building.   Darien Police will be onsite to direct all traffic to the Darien Post Office and the retail parking area by way of Old Kings Highway South.   When work is completed in that section, crews will move down Corbin Drive to connect the next portion of sewer line allowing for the Corbin entrance at Boston Post Road to reopen.  This will continue until they get to the Corbin Drive intersection with Old Kings Highway South.   We anticipate that work will be completed by April 26th.
We understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and you visitors.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free reach out.
Thank you,
David Genovese

April 3, 2022

 

On  Tuesday, April 5th,  we will be pouring another length of foundation wall, along Corbin Drive, necessitating the partial closure of Corbin Drive with Darien Police Department supervision.  We will confirm the date tomorrow, Monday April 4th.  This pour will only last two hours so disruption should be minimal and access to the Post Office will be from Corbin Drive.  Access to Barrett Bookstore will be from the sidewalk leading from the Boston Post Road or from the parking lot behind the store, which you can access from the driveway alongside Helen Ainson.
On Tuesday, April 12th, we will pour the last of the foundation slab.  This will be a more lengthy project and will take from 6 am to 6 pm, approximately, with over 110 trucks delivering to the site during this period.  For this effort, we will queue the trucks along Old Kings Highway South and pour from the parking lot behind Ten Twenty Post and Parlor Pizza, so there will be no closure of Corbin Drive.  Parking for 36 Old Kings Highway South and 1020 Post Road will be modestly impacted and we will have a team on site guiding traffic and flow.
As you may have noticed, The Tibbetts Building is fully-framed and awaiting windows and siding, which should arrive within the next ten days.  We will begin the erection of steel for The Bank of America Building and The Wyckoff Building at 15 Corbin Drive on or about April 15th.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me on (203) 656-0500.
David Genovese

March 25, 2022

 

On Wednesday, March 30th, we will pour the last section of the foundation walls for the new Bank of America building at the corner of Corbin Drive and the Boston Post Road.  For this pour, from 10 am until no later than 1 pm, we will be working from the parking lot behind Parlor Pizza, Williams & Company and Ten Twenty Post.  Corbin Drive will be open as usual.  Parking behind 1020 Boston Post Road and 36 Old Kings Highway South will be disrupted during this time, so please park in the Center Street Parking Lot and walk to your destination if possible, or along the Boston Post Road or Old Kings Highway South.We apologize for the inconvenience that this work may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on (203) 656-0500.

David Genovese

March 15, 2022

On Friday, March 18th, we will pour another section of the walls for the new Bank of America building at the corner of Corbin Drive and the Boston Post Road.  From 8 am until no later than 3 pm, the section of Corbin Drive closest to Boston Post Road will be closed, with access to the Post Office from Old Kings Highway South.  Barrett Bookstore will be open, with access from the driveway alongside Helen Ainson, or from the sidewalks leading to the Boston Post Road.
Our carpentry team is hard at work and should finish framing The Tibbetts Building this week.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on (203) 656-0500.
David Genovese

March 4, 2022

We are pleased to share that the third concrete pour for the first phase of The Corbin District has been scheduled for Monday, March 7th, weather permitting.  To execute this work, we will be coordinating the delivery by concrete trucks from 9:00am to 2:00pm. During this time,  we will need to close Corbin Drive from the Boston Post Road intersection to the far end of the 10 Corbin Building.  Please note the sidewalk in front of the 10 Corbin building will remain fully open.

While this section of Corbin Drive is closed,  the Darien Police Department will be onsite to provide assistance with the flow of traffic.  Tenants and visitors approaching Corbin Drive from Boston Post Road will be directed to use Center Street to Old Kings Highway South to access Corbin Drive.  From that direction the parking lots into the Post Office, the 10 Corbin office building and retail shops will be accessible.   Detour signage directing traffic will be posted as well.  Please keep in mind that access to the back lot is also available from Boston Post Road through the alley between Helen Ainson and Mathnasium.

We would also like you to be aware that the concrete trucks will be parking in the spaces adjacent to the Farm Stand area, along Old Kings Highway South while the work is taking place.  Although those parking spaces will not be available, traffic lanes in both directions on Old Kings Highway South will be open and usable at all times.  We have been coordinating this effort with our construction team and have hired the Darien Police to help monitor traffic.   It is our intention to make the process run as smoothly as possible for all.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

David Genovese

March 1, 2022

We thought it would be helpful to provide a general construction update, though the work over the next month or so should be minimally disruptive.  As you may have seen, the carpenters are working hard on The Tibbetts Building, and they should make fast progress on this building so that we can complete it by September of this year.

At the same time, the concrete installation team will be working hard over the next month on forming and pouring the walls for the front two buildings, 1044 Boston Post Road and 15 Corbin Drive.  We expect to pour the last section of the foundation slab for 15 Corbin Drive within 4 weeks.  The steel for the structure of these buildings has been manufactured and is waiting in the Carlucci Welding warehouse to be installed.  From here, we should move quickly, with a goal of completing the retail spaces of 15 Corbin Drive and 1044 Boston Post Road by the end of 2022 so that we can relocate Bank of America and our retail tenants in January 2023.  With this move, we can get onto Phase 2 of the project!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on (203) 656-0500.
Thank you for your support and patience!
David

February 20, 2022

Now we will start to rock and roll!

Tomorrow, Monday, we will pour the foundation for The Tibbetts Building at 35 Corbin Drive. This building will become the home of @baublesdarien and Darien Dry Cleaning, two small stores, and just four luxury apartments (two on each floor). Each of the new buildings in The Corbin District has been designed by @beinfieldarchitecture to appear as if it was built by a different builder and designed by a different architect, and to look as if it happened at a different time than the others around it. The buildings should complement each other and not compete with each other for your eyes’ attention. Two of the smaller buildings will be constructed of wood and heavily soundproofed but all other buildings will be built of steel and concrete (as we and PG Properties built Grove Street Plaza, 1020 Boston Post Road and Mead House at 745 Boston Post Road). This is more expensive to do but the only way we know how to be highly confident that the larger buildings with apartments and retail, restaurants and fitness uses on the first floor are, to our standards, soundproof.

The Tibbetts Building should go up fast and be ready for occupancy in the fall.

Over the next four weeks we will be forming walls for the other two buildings on a Corbin Drive, as well as the last foundation slab. We should pour that last foundation within five weeks. The steel is in and @carlucci_welding is ready to erect.

Lastly, Corbin Drive will remain open both ways tomorrow. This pour should be minimally disruptive.

February 10, 2022

We are pleased to share that we are re-scheduling the first foundation pour for the first phase of The Corbin District.  Our construction team has scheduled the foundation pour for Wednesday , February 16th, weather permitting.  To execute this work, we will be coordinating the delivery by concrete trucks from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. During this time,  we will need to close Corbin Drive from the Boston Post Road intersection to the far end of the 10 Corbin Building.  Please note the sidewalk in front of the 10 Corbin building will remain fully open.

While this section of Corbin Drive is closed,  the Darien Police Department will be onsite to provide assistance with the flow of traffic.  Tenants and visitors approaching Corbin Drive from Boston Post Road will be directed to use Center Street to Old Kings Highway South to access Corbin Drive.  From that direction the parking lots into the Post Office, the 10 Corbin office building and retail shops will be accessible.   Detour signage directing traffic will be posted as well.  Please keep in mind that access to the back lot is also available from Boston Post Road through the alley between Helen Ainson and Mathnasium.

We would also like you to be aware that the concrete trucks will be parking in the spaces adjacent to the Farm Stand area, along Old Kings Highway South while the work is taking place.  Although those parking spaces will not be available, traffic lanes in both directions on Old Kings Highway South will be open and usable at all times.  We have been coordinating this effort with our construction team and have hired the Darien Police to help monitor traffic.   It is our intention to make the process run as smoothly as possible for all.

The steel for these buildings is ready to be installed, thanks to the team at Carlucci Welding & Fabrication, and the framers are ready to begin work on The Tibbetts Building once we get that slab poured.  The unseasonably cold weather experienced we have experienced over the last few weeks set us back a bit, but the situation is looking better now!  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

 

January 17, 2022

Unfortunately, the cold weather isn’t cooperating, and we are going to have to reschedule the pouring of our first foundation slab at The Corbin District. The nights have been too cold, and our steel rebar has to be warmer (45 degrees or higher) for the installation to be acceptable. The heating system for the steel will be installed in the next few days and we will shoot for an early February pour. There is still a lot of prep work to be done so we won’t lose much time. Updated foundation pour date will be posted as soon as we have it scheduled.

Thank you for bearing with us and for your patience and support throughout the construction process.

MORE TO COME AT THE CORBIN DISTRICT