Located a short distance from the New Haven Green, this new mixed-use multi-family building will occupy a large portion of a city block that is currently a surface parking lot. The property once accommodated several landmark buildings but was completely destroyed by fire in 2007.
The new, seven-story structure will include 120 apartments in a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom layouts. The design also includes commercial spaces, two levels of parking, and a variety of amenities. Residents will have access to decks at the second floor and on the roof.
Unit sizes will be slightly smaller than average market rate dwellings to offer lower rent and provide better housing choices to people of varying incomes. The target will be those who feel living downtown is a key amenity.
The building will be nested between multiple existing properties of varying heights, spanning the midsection of the block bounded by Chapel, Orange, Center and Church Streets. Retail spaces will front Chapel Street, as will the main entrance to the apartments. The parking garage will be accessed from Center Street.
Through careful layout studies, we were able to maximize the building area in an efficient manner while still meeting the City’s density regulations and height-based setback requirements. Portions of the new structure will be set back from the property line within the block, resulting in better views and daylighting.
The project received site plan approval from the City Plan Commission in December 2018.
Seven-story mixed-use development including 120 market-rate apartments and street level retail
Total 156,580 sf, including parking garage
To be determined