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The Crossing

Luxury Apartments & Retail Space

the story

This new three-story 28,000 SF Mixed-Use Development project in downtown New Canaan was the first to provide New Canaan with many of the key elements of the recently adopted town plan of Development and Conservation: denser infill development in carefully selected areas that add continuity and vitality to the walk-able downtown district. SLAM worked extensively with the Town to create a scale of project and an aesthetic that fits into the New Canaan fabric.


New Residential and Retail Space
Construction Management
Design Build
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Pre-Construction Services
Programming & Planning
New Canaan, CT
Completed 2017
28,000 SF

The developer was in need of planning, design and construction services for a proposed residential mixed-use project in downtown New Canaan, CT. One of the first projects to be submitted under new Town density regulations, SLAM was approached to provide assistance for this urban development which included a new 3 story building on a tight .5 acre site, requiring adjacent lot underpinning and protection, environmental remediation, and complete utility infrastructure upgrades.


AS an integrated team SLAM was able to assist the Developer with our full range of services to bring this urban, mixed-use development project to fruition. SLAM provided conceptual planning exercises, and managed the Town application process to get this development approved. Architectural, structural and interior design services were provided, as well as pre-construction estimating, logistics planning and construction management.


There was conceptual planning throughout the process including exterior options. 


Conceptual planning exercises and Build-out analysis were done to finalize the best option.


The developer was approved for this mixed-use residential project despite difficult site and zoning regulations. The new higher density mixed-use development has enhanced the downtown area with a mix of retail, office and residential use. The resulting design incorporates the urban fabric and street presence with a local residential vernacular that embodies human scale and neighborhood charm.

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