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    • Storrs Center Construction Begins
      By Ryan Tepperman
    • The $200 million project
      Storrs Center will consist of five total parts, with Town Square, Market Square and Village Street making up the commercialized sections. There will also be a residential and a conservation area on the outskirts of the town. The project is estimated to cost over $200 million.
      Mansfield Downtown Partnership, a non-profit organization located in the Town of Mansfield, is the main architect of Storrs Center, while Leyland Alliance, a New York-based contracting company, is responsible for development of the downtown.
    • Storrs Center final plans
    • Location, location, location
      Storrs Center will be built along Dog Lane, which is off Route 195 directly across the street from the UConn Fine Arts building.
    • Construction begins
      Photo from June 29 groundbreaking ceremonies, courtesy of uconn.edu.
      Construction for Storrs Center began on June 29, 2011, with the groundbreaking ceremonies.In attendance was UConn President Susan Herbst, Gov. Dannel Malloy, Howard Kaufman of Leyland Alliance, Executive Director of Mansfield Downtown Partnership Cynthia van Zelm and other prominent figures.
    • First part of construction underway
      Initial construction is taking place next to the Buckley Residence Halls. The Daily Campus building is surrounded on three sides by the construction.
    • To the right is a shot of the construction behind Buckley. Below is the Daily Campus building, which is surrounded on three sides by the construction.
    • Town Square
      Town Square, the first of the three commercialized sections, is scheduled to be completed in the spring. Over 10 stores and restaurants have signed contracts to locate to Town Square, most notably Wings Over Storrs. Each building will be two or more levels high. The bottom floor will consist of restaurants, businesses and retail, while the upper levels will be mostly for-rental apartments and studios.