BLT plans to formally open its 435-unit building on Feb. 1, but it has been leasing units for much of January. Escape is the latest puzzle piece in the ever-expanding Harbor Point development, which has steadily grown over BLT’s tenure in Stamford. The pandemic strengthened the market for single-family homes in Stamford, something that is further helping BLT during the long months of the pandemic. Downsizers and empty-nesters are selling their homes and moving to Harbor Point apartments such as Escape, a pattern BLT has seen before, he said. The growth in Stamford isn’t limited to Harbor Point, either. Ferrarone said he sees it happening in the downtown area, and said that part of the next phase for Stamford is to promote more connectivity between the two neighborhoods, a process he said he has slowly begun to see.