Robert A.M. Stern Architects appears to be on the verge of seeing its design for Greenwich, Connecticut’s first private LEED project break ground, a nine three-story luxury townhouse development at Mason Street and Havemeyer Place. The design contemplates the conversion of the former Greenwich Armory building as part of the development, which would include a geothermal heating and cooling system as part of its application for a LEED Gold rating. Developer HB Nitkin Group has also proposed preserving the Armory’s historic brick façade and restoring it to its original 1911 condition. It’s also hoping that the zoning commission will allow it to exceed local square footage restrictions in order to offset the green building premium (demonstrative of the effectiveness of green building carrots). Other green features include a fresh air ventilation system and low-VOC paints, carpets, and various other construction materials. Construction should begin in the fall with a late 2008 occupancy expected.
- Geothermal System Slated for Armory Complex (Greenwich Time)
- Historic Armory Could Get High-End Makeover (Greenwich Post)