Federal Realty’s Darien Commons Starts Renting Apartments in Downtown Noroton Heights
Darien Commons has become the first of the town’s three major redevelopment projects to announce that it has started renting apartments to new residents. Federal Realty Investment Trust, the owner of the multi-acre development across from Noroton Heights Railroad Station, says 58 homes are now available to rent — just over half of the 112 apartments that will eventually become available. “Our first residents are now able to see our vision for this location — and are enjoying some of the conveniences and luxuries we have built in,” said Patrick McMahon, senior vice president, regional development for Federal Realty. In its announcement, Federal Realty said new residents can enjoy such features of the property as a guest suite, a communal dining area with entertainment kitchen and beer tap, curated lending library “with everything from household items to an Xbox and electric scooters,” a landscaped courtyard with grills, a 24-hour fitness center and work-from-home spaces. Tenants have on-site surface parking and walking access to stores. The company has announced new retail leases to Choice Pet, One Medical, OVME, Salt & Sweat, and Warby Parker.