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ARCHITECTURE: The Integration of Art and Science

Park 215 Earns ENERGY STAR Certification

Posted by: Brian Stone - 2/20/19 10:15 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing, Sustainable Design

We are pleased to announce that the apartments within the Park 215 mixed use building we designed for Charter Oak Communities in Stamford, CT have been ENERGY STAR certified as part of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-Rise program administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  The units earned this distinction through their energy efficient design and construction.

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Gold Street: Reuniting Downtown New Haven with the Hill Neighborhood

Posted by: Brian Stone - 1/9/19 10:24 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing

The City of New Haven has embarked on a 30-year plan to unlock the potential of the gateway district between downtown New Haven and the Hill neighborhood. As the first major step in redevelopment, a team led by development firm RMS Companies was sought to create a mixed-use building on four underutilized plots adjacent to Amistad Park.  RMS selected Kenneth Boroson Architects to design a 4-story building on the site which formerly held the Prince Annex School and surface parking lots.

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A Transformative New Development on Chapel Street

Posted by: Brian Stone - 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.

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Crossing the Finish Line at Park 215

Posted by: Brian Stone - 1/3/19 2:11 PM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Multi-family Housing, Sustainable Design

Construction was recently completed on Rippowam Corporation’s new Park 215 mixed use and mixed income development in Stamford, CT that our office designed.  Viking Construction completed the work on this multi-family housing and commercial building in 21 months.  There has been high demand for the apartments and residents started moving in at the end of August.  More than half of the commercial space has been leased and these medical care providers are now open for business as well.  This project provides a prominent cornerstone for the Vita Health and Wellness District and completes the multi-phase Vidal Court revitalization initiative.

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Q House: Returning Unity to the Dixwell Community

Posted by: Elizabeth Delaney - 6/1/18 3:00 PM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment

In 2003, a private community center at the heart of New Haven’s Dixwell community, known as “Q House”, closed its doors due to lack of financial support. Located on the corner of Dixwell Avenue and Foote Street, Q House stood as a fundamental anchor of the neighborhood for 79 years. Before its closing, Q House was brimming with life, providing recreational facilities and a haven for tens of thousands of Dixwell residents. For years afterwards, the reverberating loss of the beloved Q House continued, leaving the Dixwell community without a place to call their own.

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Innovative Sustainability: Knitting Downtown Meriden Back Together with the Introduction of Passive House

Posted by: Elizabeth Delaney - 4/16/18 10:00 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment, Passive House

Passive House, a revitalized European building method, is slashing conventional heating and cooling costs by up to 90% and claiming the title of today’s highest energy standard in the process. The team at Kenneth Boroson Architects is designing their first Passive House development as a part of a well-crafted strategy to radically transform the housing landscape of downtown Meriden, Connecticut. Sustainability is nestled into a larger civic vision for Meriden that will meet the unique needs of its residents, providing them with new mixed- income and mixed-use housing along with a safe, walkable, and richly amenitized downtown.

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DISTRICT New Haven: An innovative technology business campus

Posted by: Brian Stone - 3/14/16 6:30 AM

Topics: Urban Redevelopment

At the end of 2015, our office was awarded an exciting project to create the new DISTRICT complex at the former CT Transit bus depot on James Street in New Haven. The primary goals of the project are to create a new campus for business and technology innovation in a portion of the existing building and to redevelop the site to become a vibrant contributor to a developing neighborhood.

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