October 20

Brooks Sports plans move to Stone Way



By Sean Keeley from Fremont Universe

Brooks Sports, a leading running  shoe and apparel company, is planning a move to the Wallingford/Fremont area, relocating its global headquarters to the recently announced 3400 Stone project by Skanska USA Commercial Development. Given that it runs right along the Burke-Gilman Trail, that’s pretty perfect location. They’re expected to bring 300 jobs with them into the building sometime in late 2013.

As for that building, it’s been generating controversy amongst many in the community. The planned five-story green building has many Wallingford and Fremont residents thinking “too much, too big” for the area.

“I have mixed feelings. I like the concept of ‘living buildings.’ But I look at this particular building in this particular location, and it’s going to be way out of place.”

Many other residents are excited over what the building could mean for a part of town that “really doesn’t do much for the neighborhood.”

The city’s Northeast Design Review Board, an advisory group, is tentatively scheduled to examine the project Nov. 21 and a Wallingford community council hearing is scheduled for Nov. 29.

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