Fairfield Metro Center is located in the Town of Fairfield in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Fairfield County is in the southwestern sector of the state and is bordered to the north by Litchfield and New Haven counties, to the south by the Long Island Sound, to the east by New Haven County, and to the west by Westchester and Putnam counties in New York. Fairfield County is a suburb of New York City that is primarily residential with a solid commercial base and a modest industrial sector. The communities in southwestern Fairfield County along the coast of Long Island Sound are mostly middle to upper income areas. The Town of Fairfield is located in the southeastern sector of Fairfield County and is part of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA.
The property is located 18 miles from downtown Stamford CT and 48 miles from midtown Manhattan. Fairfield lies at the eastern edge of most daily rush hour traffic congestion on I-95 in Fairfield County.
There is excellent multimodal access to the site. The property is located approximately 1/2 mile from Exits 23, 24 & 25 of Interstate 95, the primary highway connecting the New York and Boston metropolitan areas. The site is also served by US Route 1 (named King’s Highway in the area) which also runs the length of the state parallel to I-95. The site fronts on Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58) to the east. Black Rock Turnpike connects to the Merritt Parkway approximately 3.5 miles to the north. Express Metro North rail service from Fairfield Metro to Grand Central Station in Manhattan takes approximately 68 minutes. Service to New Haven takes 33 minutes. The area is served by LaGuardia and JFK airports in New York, as well as regional airports in White Plains, NY in Westchester County and New Haven.
Rail commuters will access the campus directly from the on-site Metro North train station. Drivers will access the campus from Black Rock Turnpike and the new vehicular bridge entrance from Kings Highway East. As a Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Fairfield Metro Center will serve to increase the use of mass transit, reduce traffic congestion and increase the quality of life for tenants, residents and local citizens. The TOD features of the project will provide hotel guests with the ability to use mass transportation to and will enhance the ability of employers to attract and retain employees by providing more convenient, less stressful modes for employees to get to work.