It is rare as an architect, to be able to make such a significant impact on a City that you love. We appreciate the opportunity of working alongside Northside Development Company in strengthening this significant urban block in New Haven.
Within the historic nine square grid in New Haven sits the 800 block of Chapel Street (just east of the New Haven Green). The corner site, 808 Chapel Street, is surrounded by a blue tarp fence. Two lots west, 848 Chapel Street, is a paved parking lot that extends a full city block to Center Street. The two-story building in between these sites, 832 Chapel Street, has a vacated second floor space in need of occupancy and a façade in need of an updated urban design. The combination of these three adjacent properties has led to a deterioration of the urban fabric as shown in the existing picture below.