The corner of Chapel and Orange Streets in New Haven has been vacant for several years since an uninhabited structure was demolished due to a crumbling façade. Kenneth Boroson Architects was retained to design the new cornerstone of the block.
The new 6-story mixed-use building is reminiscent of a vernacular New Haven 1920s urban building, with a lighter stone street-level façade and storefront. Punctuated along the stone lintel is an ornament pattern of intersecting circles. Above the street-level space, a "new brick" material reflects the surrounding existing buildings. Large glass windows allow natural daylight to reach deep into the retail stores and residential units.
The structure will contain 46 apartments and student apartments in a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts. Retail space will front Chapel Street, and an existing parking structure on Orange Street will be available to tenants of the new building. Interior and exterior amenity space will be available to residents fronting Orange Street and at the building’s lower level.
Six-story mixed-use building including 46 apartments, student housing, and street-level retail
To be determined