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A Transformative New Development on Chapel Street

842-848 Chapel-Street New Haven CT multi-family housing
Posted by: Ken Boroson - 1/3/19 3:18 PM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing

Located a short distance from the New Haven Green, Mid Block Development’s new project at 842-848 Chapel Street recently earned site plan approval from the City Plan Commission.  Our office has designed this new mixed use and multi-family building to feature 120 apartments, two levels of internal parking, resident amenity spaces, and commercial shell space.  The new seven story building has frontage on both Chapel and Center Streets in downtown New Haven.

Coverage of the recent City Plan approval was featured in the New Haven Register and the New Haven Independent.

Center-Street-New Haven mixed use building

The apartments will be a mix of studio, one bedroom (some of which will include dens), and two-bedroom layouts.  The units will be a bit smaller than average market rate apartments to keep the rent a bit lower and provide better housing choices to people of different incomes in downtown New Haven.  The target audience are people who feel living in downtown New Haven will be their primary amenity.

The main entrance and retail space will be on Chapel Street and the garage entrance will be on Center Street.  Portions of the building are held back from the property line within the block to provide views and space around apartments.  There will be roof decks on the second floor and at the top of the building for resident use.  The floor plans are below starting at the lower level and working up through the first floor, second floor, typical floor, and roof.

848 Chapel Street basement parking garage

Chapel Street retail space parking garage mixed use building

848 Chapel Street second floor amenity space roof deck apartments

848 Chapel Street typical floor plan multi-family housing New Haven rental apartments

848 Chapel Street roof deck open space mixed use building multi-family housing

As seen in the plans above, this new building will be nested between multiple existing buildings of varying heights.  Through careful studies of building layout, 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.  We congratulate our client on this milestone achievement and look forward to continuing work on this exciting project.