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Old 04-15-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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I noticed that the Hubbell property in Orange/WoodBridge that is immediately adjacent to the SB Wilbur Cross/Rt 15 is seeking a new tenant. Is Hubbell out of business or did they relocate to Shelton or NH? The Hubbell signage has been a staple on the highway for as long as I can remember.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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They relocated.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Any leads as to who might take over the space?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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As far as I know it's still available, I don't think anything has been publicized.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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A forum member recently asked about this property and stated their company was eyeing it. I'll try to find the thread...

Edit to add: Does anyone know where this is? (New Haven County)
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Thanks Kid.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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That was me who started the "Does anyone know where this is?" thread. In short, University of New Haven is looking to purchase the Hubbell property and make it into a Graduate School-only campus. I was (and continue to be) a Graduate Student there. Here is a link to UNH's notice as seen in the New Haven Register: http://www.newhaven.edu/518298.pdf

Last Fall, UNH sent out a survey to Graduate Students asking if we'd have interest in a Graduate-only campus. Rumors were floating around about UNH successfully purchasing it last Fall/Winter, but I don't think the deal itself was struck (or else the For Sale sign would be taken down).

Even though I'll be close to graduating, I hope the deal still goes through for multiple reasons:
  • UNH is quickly growing and gaining prominence, and the new campus will only add to the extra visibility. Selfishly, this makes my M.B.A. degree more valuable.
  • Campus is very crowded due to the small amount of usable space on their main campus in West Haven. That's why they absolutely need to lessen volume on the Main campus. For example, before my night classes, it is often very time-consuming to buy food because the lines are sooooo long (since you have both Graduate and Undergraduate students trying to simultaneously order).
  • Most of my peers that I've spoken with are from the Greater New Haven, Hartford, or New London areas. I only know of one other person from Fairfield County aside from myself. Even so, both of us are Stratford folks. Subjectively, lower FFLC residents are more apt to go to Fairfield U., Sacred Heart U., or Uconn Stamford for their graduate studies due to both logistics and "school brand name."
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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That would be 2 colleges with campuses in Orange (the other being the Yale West Campus).
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You should realize that the Hubbell property is much larger than the property being marketed with the building. I believe that the entire parcel is about 375 acres and they are only selling off 47 acres, most of which are unbuildable. The town was suppose to buy the rest but I am not sure what happened with that. Jay
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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You should realize that the Hubbell property is much larger than the property being marketed with the building. I believe that the entire parcel is about 375 acres and they are only selling off 47 acres, most of which are unbuildable. The town was suppose to buy the rest but I am not sure what happened with that. Jay
Good point. JayCT is right; UNH is only looking for a slither of the property. I wonder if the fate of the rest of the property is what's holding back the University from successfully striking a deal with the town.
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