Point of Interest: Developer renovates old Stamford firehouse
670 Pacific St.: Work continued this week at the old South End firehouse that once housed firefighters from the early 1900s until falling into disrepair and recently prompting concerns that it would be demolished by neglect. The station, which developer Building and Land Technology is repairing, does not yet have a completion date or a new occupant lined up, BLT Chief Operating Officer Ted Ferrarone said. Previous plans called for a possible coffee house and police substation. The city still owns the station, appraised in 2017 at just over $500,000, but has an agreement with BLT for the developer to put some $200,000 into an escrow account to pay for renovations, the rest going to the city for the building. Ferrarone said the entire building is being reinforced with steel, and when work began, construction crews were unable to open the door because “the roof and second floor were in a pile on the first floor.”
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