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11 Crown Street, Meriden

Passive House design for new construction at 11 Crown Street

In 2014, the City of Meriden requested proposals for the development of several City-owned properties in the newly established Transit-Oriented Development District. The team of Kenneth Boroson Architects, Torti Gallas and Partners, and Michaels Development was selected to develop the 1.6-acre site at Crown, Perkins, and Colony Streets, which includes the former headquarters of the Record-Journal newspaper. 

Project challenges included a significant amount of ledge and a steep, geometrically-complex, constrained site. In addition, a corner portion of the site is located within the 500-year flood plain.

This new construction project consists of 3 separate buildings: The former office building has been demolished and will be replaced with a 4-story elevator building to include 63 apartment-style dwellings, a parking garage, and a 5,816 sf office/conference space. Two additional buildings will include a total of 18 three-story townhome units. Of the 81 total dwellings, 80% will be affordable and 20% market rate. Accessible units will be provided to meet the current code and all units will be “visitable.”

Type:
New construction designed for Passive House construction

Program:
Three separate buildings: 1 building of Apartment-style dwellings, and 2 additional buildings including Townhome units 

Area:
1.6-acre site

Construction Cost:
To be determined

Project Status:
In design