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Pepperidge Farm
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TYPE: Adaptive Reuse / Multi-Family


UNITS: 235

SIZES: 775 - 1,500 SF

  • Low-Impact Structured Parking

  • Waterwise Landscaping

  • Low Flow Toilets & Shower-heads

  • Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling

  • EnergyStar Appliances

  • Community Recycling Program

  • Occupancy Sensors for Heating & Lights

  • LED Lighting

  • Smart Thermostatic Controls


­Located on the former site of a Pepperidge Farm Bakery (where the goldfish cracker was invented) several housing types were developed, occupying approximately 15 acres of the 23 acre Pepperidge Farm Headquarters.


MHR Development worked with the Campbell’s Soup Realty Department, owner of Pepperidge Farm, and the land developer to secure approvals and provide support for redevelopment of this former bakery facility.


The project was initially planned as condominiums, the largest development of its type in Norwalk at the time.  In response to a changing market, the community was converted to rental apartments during construction and renamed “597 Westport.”  597 Westport is located near a Westport train station, and is across the street from Whole Food market, movie theater, and various amenities.


The development was designed to meet various green building standards, including EnergyStar and LEED certification.  They have created their own recycling and energy efficiency program that incorporates water conservation measures, using recycled materials, energy efficiency management controls, and environmentally friendly materials and products.  The property won the 2012 Nutmeg Award for Green Property of the Year. 

Nutmeg Award - Best Green Property - 2012

Pepperidge Farm Apartments

The sustainable practices of Pepperidge Farm Apartments (597 Wesport) received the Nutmeg Award for Best Green Property of the Year from the Connecticut Apartment Association. These award the best and the brightest multi-family properties in Connecticut. 


The land acquisition project of Pepperidge Farm Apartments has been featured in The New York Times. 

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