New York co. buys Shelton property, plans self storage facility on Bridgeport Ave.

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A New York company has finalized purchase of 917 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, CT, for $4 million. The location will be expanded and house a self-storage facility.

A New York company has finalized purchase of 917 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, CT, for $4 million. The location will be expanded and house a self-storage facility.

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SHELTON — A Bridgeport Avenue site has finally sold some two months after the buyers received zoning approval to expand the building for a self-storage facility. 

The Poughkeepsie-N.Y., based group Kirchhoff Acquisitions purchased the site for $4 million, according to Bruce Wettenstein, a partner with Vidal/Wettenstein, who negotiated the sale for both parties, including the seller, 917 Bridgeport Avenue, LLC. 

Wettenstein said the new owners will be converting the building to a self-storage facility managed by Extra Space Storage. 

The Planning and Zoning Commission, at its November meeting, approved the plans to expand into the 32,000-square-foot building presently on the property listed as 915-917 Bridgeport Ave.  

The plans call for the addition of three floors onto a portion of the existing building, plus a four-story, 6,000-square-foot addition. Kirchhoff Acquisitions, which has an agreement to purchase the land, received approval for a Planned Development District for the site.  

The building will be 115,000 square feet, with 102,000 square feet dedicated to Extra Storage Space, a climate controlled, secure self-storage facility with 770 units.  

According to the plans, the present businesses on site — Pieces of the Puzzle Early Learning Center and Community Residences, Inc. — will remain in 12,700 square feet of the existing building, which is located to the rear. The additional three stories will be constructed on top of the vacant portion of the structure.  

The proposal, according to the developers, will “permit the parcel to be developed and utilized as a harmonious design unit of stable character, consistent with the character of that area,” which sits along the Route 8 corridor.  

In the immediate area is a 99-unit apartment complex, an extended stay hotel, office and retail establishments. 

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com