Grand Avenue Facade
Grand Avenue Facade
Grand Avenue Facade Streetscape
Grand Avenue Facade

The GAVA Master Plan redesigns a critical city block in Fair Haven to create a vibrant new center

In association with the City of New Haven Office of Economic Development, the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF), and the Grand Avenue Village Association (GAVA), Kenneth Boroson Architects developed conceptual façade improvements for a significant length of Grand Avenue located in the Fair Haven neighborhood of the city.

Properties included a mix of two- and three-story masonry and wood-framed buildings with commercial spaces on the ground floors and residential units on the upper floors.
Funding for the design and construction of the new façades was available to retailers from a variety of sources.

Master plan (feasibility study)

Façade redesign for 12 commercial establishments

1 city block

Construction Cost:
$650,000 (estimated)

Project Status:
Completed in 2002