BL Companies is providing comprehensive services for the conversion of a 195,000 SF building formerly used as offices and production space for a newspaper, to a mixed use facility anchored by a large furniture store. The facility will also include restaurants, retail and entertainment components. BL Companies was involved from site selection, through due diligence and environmental investigation and entitlement permitting. The project is now entering the design and construction document phase with construction administration services to follow. By working closely with City of New Haven officials, numerous variances were obtained in order to enable the project.