2016 - Baywater Properties

Darien Shake Shack on Pace for December Opening

DARIEN — Shake Shack is inching toward its Darien debut. After months of back-and-forth regarding signage, Shake Shack was officially approved in July and, according to David Genovese of Baywater Properties, could be on pace to open in December at 1340 Post Road, the site of the former Chuck’s Steak House. “We are cranking on…Read Complete Text

Letter: Darien Chamber supports Corbin Drive project

To the Editor: In the last 10-plus years Darien has become more vibrant, and many exciting new merchants and restaurants have opened in downtown Darien.  Grove Street Plaza, envisioned and built by Penny Glassmeyer, has become a wonderful center in town for concerts, arts fairs, and gatherings.  1020 Post is an elegant building built by…Read Complete Text

Strong Support for Downtown Darien Development Project

A developer hopes to reinvigorate downtown and is seeking zoning changes to do so. Darien, CT     DARIEN, CT- A large crowd turned out Tuesday to the Planning and Zoning meeting to discuss proposed zoning changes to downtown. Baywater Properties is seeking a zoning change that would allow buildings up to six stories, according…Read Complete Text

Dozens Show Support for Downtown Zoning Changes

A rendering of the development project looking east on Corbin Drive Darien’s Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing regarding Baywater Properties downtown redevelopment project on Tuesday night, inviting the public to comment on proposed zone changes. A large crowd turned out to discuss the project, with dozens donning baseball caps provided by Baywater…Read Complete Text

Business Owners Give Support for Downtown Redevelopment Plan, Say Darien Needs to Compete

Some of the support for the massive downtown Darien redevelopment proposal between Corbin Drive, the Post Road and the highway is coming from businesspeople who worry that the downtown businesses district, for whatever reason, may be losing its competitive edge. BEFORE (currently): Where the half-acre “Market Green” would go in the Corbin/Post Road proposed redevelopment. (picture…Read Complete Text

Baywater Details Downtown Darien Redevelopment

  A rendering of Baywater’s downtown proposal, offering a view looking south on Boston Post Road. Baywater Properties has big plans in place for downtown Darien, and the developer has begun seeking the necessary approvals to make its proposal for redevelopment a reality. The project focuses on the area between the Bank of America building…Read Complete Text

Presentation of Baywater/PG Properties Downtown Development Plan on April 6

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7 p.m, David Genovese, founder of Baywater Properties, will present to the public an overview of the downtown Darien redevelopment project proposed by Baywater Properties and its partner, PG Properties. A full presentation of the project will be given to attendees, with significant time available for questions and comments….Read Complete Text

Shake Shack Presents Application for Darien Location

Shake Shack is now one step closer to opening in Darien after formally filing applications with the Planning & Zoning Commission, Architectural Review Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. The restaurant would be built at the former location of Chuck’s Steak House at 1340 Post Road. Baywater Properties is the current owner of that site…Read Complete Text

Baywater Previews Special Needs Housing Facility for Adults

Baywater Properties is planning to create housing for adults with special needs in conjunction with its downtown development project. Based on an informal presentation delivered at the Jan. 5 Planning & Zoning meeting, the two building facility would be located at 26 East Lane, off of Old Kings Highway North. According to Baywater founder David…Read Complete Text