Thursday, December 30, 2010

The latest on Highgrove

The comment I receive most often is "Be funnier!"

The commend I receive second-most often is "What's the latest on Highgrove?" In case you just moved here or haven't noticed the hulking empty building, Highgrove is the overpriced luxury McHighrise at the corner of Forest and Grove Streets downtown.

The Advocate has an article about the current status of the oft-delayed opening of the building (already four years behind schedule). Basically, the developer is having all sorts of financial and legal problems, so he gives a bunch of vague answers as to when it'll actually open.

Here's my best-case scenario: everybody who bought into this building back in the boom years of the early 2000s gets their money back; the building goes into receivership; and the units go on sale for far below their original asking prices, bringing them into reach for the non-millionaires among us! Yay! That'll all happen right after I get a unicorn and a flying car.

5 comments:

pastor666 said...

I live in the building next to it and have suffered through every year of its construction. Now, in the many months since it has sit empty, I get to listen to the all-day fire-alarms that they can't seem to stop. They can't be tests as they happen multiple times a day, multiple times a week.
This place is a joke in more ways than one.

StamfordNotes said...

And also, be funnier!

Anonymous said...

I heard from a real estate friend that it is bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

I drove past the highgrove this weekend and saw that the light fixtures on the exterior of the building were all on. i craned my neck and saw lights on in the lobby, too. who is paying the electric bill? and is this building open now?

Streets of Stamford said...

Well, here's the latest on Highgrove:

http://streetsofstamford.blogspot.com/2011/04/not-joke-highgrove-is-headed-to-auction.html