|Metro Green was designed and constructed to further enliven the neighborhood and promote a vibrant and healthy lifestyle for residents.
- Widening Atlantic Street with a row of trees to promote walking
- Planted public plaza on the corner of Atlantic and Henry Streets
- Generous landscaped courtyard and labyrinth for residents
- Green spaces reduce storm water discharge
- Rainwater retention tanks for drip irrigation and landry
- Native grasses and plants
- Public rain garden
- Preferred parking for Hybrid vehicles
May 30, 2012
Federal, state and local officials gathered at Metro Green Residential to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the second phase of environmentally friendly, mixed-income housing. Metro Green Residential...
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June 4, 2012
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia and Congressman Jim Himes joined co-developers Jonathan F. P. Rose, president of the Jonathan Rose Companies...
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May 30, 2012
During his 14 years as mayor, Gov. Dannel Malloy was no stranger to ribbon cuttings for developments. On Wednesday, he returned to the city to do...
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March 22, 2010
Having been awarded the gold-level standard of certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, Metro Green has...
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October 9, 2009
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|Building amenities for residents include a community room, laundry room, management office, bike storage room, and a bulletin board for ride-share and other community notices. Other amenities include a landscaped public plaza and courtyard for all to enjoy.
GARDENS AND OUTDOOR SPACES
Metro Green Apartments is designed to provide access to a variety of outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy. These areas include: the Plaza with its Rain Garden at the entry to the building; the north lawn behind the building; the Art Fence which separates the public and private areas; and the labyrinth, which provides a unique, contemplative place for residents. We ask that all residents respect the plantings and any birds or small animals that may share this space with you.
The large Metro Green Plaza allows for rest and relaxation in a natural setting using native plantings. The Plaza offers a unique Rain Garden which is open to the public in the daylight hours and closes one hour before sunset.
The Rain Garden is one of Metro Green’s most special features. In addition to offering residents a beautiful garden of native plantings and grasses to enjoy, the Rain Garden also retains rainwater. Each drop of rainwater diverted from municipal storm systems reduces flooding, purifies the water and improves the flow of rivers and streams. This garden captures water from the surrounding plaza and slowly releases it into Stamford’s storm water system allowing treatment facilities to clean the water during rain storms. The roof of Metro Green Apartments also helps to minimize flooding by directing rain water from the roof to water storage tanks that supply water for the plants and common laundry room machines. The system reduces the flow of water into the stormwater system while reducing the building’s water consumption.
The North Lawn gives children a place to play and for families to be outdoors. As the larger Metro Green Residential development is completed and additional apartments are built, the lawn will be shared with future residents.
Labyrinths are ancient designs to enhance quiet contemplation, meditation or prayer. Slowly walking the Labyrinth pathway calms the mind, relaxes the body, and opens the spirit if one is so inclined. Daily quiet contemplation can lead to clear thinking, fresh insights, and reduced blood pressure. We also see the labyrinth as a place to celebrate life cycle events such as weddings, births, graduations, and even a special place to mourn the passing of loved ones.
With the introduction of carefully selected colors, a simple wood fence has been transformed into a surprising artistic event. The fence that borders the Plaza has been termed the Art Fence because it is inspired by an appreciation of art, music and color. It is intended to inspire creativity in the beholder. The arrangement of colors are reminiscent of the color theory work of Joseph Albers and Gene Davis’s striped paintings. The juxtaposition of differing colors is suggestive of the musical experience in which separate notes come together to create a synchronized piece. But just as symphonies are created of individual notes, individual colors can be spoken of as having their own significance.