Last week was a busy one in Wilton real estate, with 12 properties changing hands. Most notable among the transfers were two transactions: a $1.5 million home on Middlebrook Farm Rd. and an $8.5 million commercial building intended to become a medical office center (and a plus for Wilton’s economic development efforts).
The sales, according to information distributed weekly by the Wilton town clerk’s office, were (including address, sale price and owner/buyer names):
The properties at 241 and 249 Danbury Rd. were officially sold by 241 Danbury Road Associates, LLC for $8,500,000 to CH Danbury Rd. Associates, LLC, on June 21. The buildings on the six-acre site had sat vacant for more than 15 years because the property had been leased by Stop and Shop to prevent development of the property by any competing supermarket company.
CH Danbury Rd. is part of New Canaan-based Cambridge Hanover, which is developing the property as a specialized medical center. The buildings sit opposite Wilton’s Town Hall complex on Rte. 7, and were formerly part of the Bran Blau headquarters.
When the deal was originally announced in Sept 2016, then first selectman Bill Brennan touted it as a project that would benefit Wilton’s economic development efforts.
The project was said to include “…a complete restoration of the existing 40,000 sq. ft. building set in a professionally landscaped environment with convenient parking. Two Rte. 7 traffic lights and turn signals will provide easy and safe access and egress to- and from the site.” Brennan highlighted the site’s location as beneficial “…given Wilton’s central position in relation to the surrounding towns of Ridgefield, Weston, New Canaan, Westport and Norwalk.”
“This exciting new facility, when completed next year, will provide additional medical services and facilities to Wilton, as well as neighboring communities,” Brennan said at the time.
Sean McDonnell, US lead with the broker, Healthcare Affinity Group of Avison Young, (and a Wilton resident) described the plans for the medical office center in September, saying that having the center in Wilton is a “fantastic opportunity for the town and for the area, with very specialized professionals, state of the art medicine and state of the art medical technology.”
“The Wilton community and its neighboring towns have access to excellent traditional medical practices, Urgent Care centers and hospitals. This center will address specific ailments with the highest trained professionals and the most up to date equipment available. Patients will have access to high level specialists, in a modern facility that is both centrally located and easily accessible,” he said.
- The Christina Reimarsdotter Norman Revocable Trust sold 57 Keeler’s Ridge Rd. to James and Lisa Evans, for $875,000.
- Don and Jamie Lee sold 175 Middlebrook Farm Rd. for $1,499,000 to GRSW Stewart Real Estate Trust, which then sold it to James and Catherine Cretalla for the same amount ($1,499,000).
- Diane Goodwin sold 114 Kellogg Dr. to Fred and Cindy Kaoud for $635,000.
- Alan and Sharon Kittel sold 34 Langner Ln. to Andrew and Megan Garcia for $889,000.
- Joseph and Rosalie Turi sold 30 Mayapple Rd. to Steven and Veena Dzik for $845,000.
- Gerard and Angela Gizinski sold 58 Cobbs Mill Rd. to Tomas and Jitka Talak for $500,000.
- Jeffrey and Jessica Kaplan sold 64 Valeview Rd. to Nitesh Pundra and Yogitha Julakanti for $823,000.
- Brendan and Rosa Dillion sold 941 Ridgefield Rd. to Christopher and Adrian Windham for $890,000.
- Margaret DeRose sold 5 Wilton Acres to Arjun and Maureen Krishna for $520,000.
- Richard and Kimberly Hoag sold 14 Greenbriar Ln. to William and Lindsay Blake for $820,000.
- Richard, Batya and Ellen Diamond sold 12 Thistle Ln. to James Parenti and Dongmei Hu for $622,500.