About the Conservancy
The Greenwich Point Conservancy was formed in 2003 by residents concerned about the deteriorating condition of the historically important structures at Greenwich Point. These structures were originally part of Innis Arden, the country estate of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennedy Tod.

The organization’s mission is to work for the restoration and preservation of the historic structures and other elements of Greenwich Point, for the enjoyment of current and future generations. The goal of the GPC is to work closely with the Town of Greenwich, and in particular the Department of Parks and Recreation, to develop and implement a plan for the restoration and preservation of historic structures at Greenwich Point, and to provide funding for the resultant preservation projects.

The GPC’s Annual Fundraiser, Beach Ball and other fundraising efforts of the GPC are used for the restoration of the historic buildings at Greenwich Point.

Background
The Conservancy was incorporated in February of 2004, and is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of Greenwich residents who share a love of Greenwich Point and its history. Directors and advisers include representatives of Friends of Greenwich Point, the Greenwich Audubon Society, the Greenwich Land Trust, the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, the Historic District Commission, the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, and the Old Greenwich Yacht Club. Greenwich Point Conservancy has 501(c)3 status under the rules of the I.R.S., and all donations to the Conservancy are tax exempt.

GPC's Next Project: "The Old Barn"
A New 'Gateway' for the Point
Restoring Innis Arden Cottage was a big step forward for Greenwich Point, but when the Conservancy's second project, the Old Barn, is complete, it will be transformative. The Cottage, the Old Barn and the newly designed and landscaped areas will effectively form a magnificent gateway to historic Greenwich Point. In June 2012, the Representative Town Meeting voted to accept our gift of up to $850,000 to complete the new Gateway project. The project will include restoring the stone and shingle Barn, removing the center section added in later years, and adding a dining terrace with knockout Sound views. The red brick restroom building will be demolished. Once work on the Old Barn is finished, parked cars and asphalt (in the area between the restored buildings) will be replaced with beach grasses, benches and a winding stone path. Proceeds from the Conservancy's annual Beach Ball will kick off the Gateway project.

Innis Arden Project - View Our Progress
Project Completed! New update coming soon.
We are in the home stretch on our first project, the rehabilitation of the historic Innis Arden Cottage, and we are thrilled that the Cottage is re-emerging after decades of neglect to be recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic buildings on Long Island Sound.

Hopefully you have recently visited Greenwich Point and seen the results of the Phase Two work at the Cottage, completed at the end of 2009. This work included restoring and completing the exterior of the Cottage and executing significant structural work. The work was done by the GPC under a special one-year license (April 2009 – April 2010) made by the town to the GPC for the specific purpose of doing the restoration work. The first phase of the restoration work at the Cottage was completed in 2006, utilizing funds donated to the town by the GPC.

We are now working on the third and final phase of the work at the Innis Arden Cottage. On March 8th the GPC received approval from the RTM for the full restoration of the interior space at the Cottage as an Environmental Education facility. The facility will include laboratory and research space, public lecture and meeting space, space for the display of exhibits, and record storage space and the restoration will include a new HVAC system, new plumbing and bathrooms, new electrical wiring, and a lift for individuals with disabilities. The GPC is seeking Platinum LEED certification for the Cottage renovations, and is targeting zero net energy use (it will have geothermal, wind, and solar energy production on site). This will mean that the facility will be self-sustainable from an energy use perspective when it is completed.

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