The Y is Q's First Tenant
By Putnam Economic Development
PUTNAM: n the true spirit of community, the Quinebaug Regional Technology Park (The Q) is a regional economic development initiative between the towns of Brooklyn, Pomfret, Putnam and Scotland. Strategically located in the Tri-State, including Conn., Mass. and R.I., The Q is a 267-acre technology park accessed directly off I-395 at Exit 45.
Suited to support industry sectors such as aeronautics, plastics and medical devices, the site further supports the growing sectors of agritourism and ecotourism, like breweries and soap making. Amenities of The Q include The Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center, the Q’s first tenant, which offers two swimming pools, a whirlpool, exercise room, fitness classes, member child-care and many other health and wellness amenities.
A farmers’ market is less than a half mile away which is adjacent to a dog park. The Q also offers access to the Putnam River Trail, a two mile-long biking and walking trail winding its way along the Quinebaug River, through Rotary Park and into historic downtown Putnam. The River Trail features a canoe launch, bike repair station and runs behind Rotary Park’s bandstand, which hosts several outdoor events and concerts.
The Q is being developed and sold in phases with several lots in Phase I still available for sale.
With a downtown packed with award-winning dining options, specialty shopping, arts venues, theaters, a well-known antiques section as well as year-round events, festivals and activities, it is no wonder that the town of Putnam was recently named “One of the Best 15 Small Towns to Visit in New England” by Boston Magazine. Putnam is a small town with a big attitude!