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Dixwell Community Q-House

Traditional African tribal symbols jazz up the new, modern Q House Community Center

Originally a private community center, the Dixwell Community House (known locally as the “Q” House) closed in 2003 due to lack of funding. In 2012, the City of New Haven purchased the property, and in 2013, contracted local architect Zared Enterprises to conduct a feasibility study, partially funded by the State of Connecticut, to determine the best route to take to reestablish the Q House.

The conclusion:  Complete demolition and new construction of a larger facility on the same site could be accomplished in a more cost-effective manner than renovation.

Demolition of the existing 1969 structure was recommended due to water damage, the presence of mold, and non-compliance with current building codes.

Type:
New construction designed to LEED Silver equivalency

Program:
Municipal community center housing full-size gymnasium, senior center, teen center, museum, health care center and public library branch

Area:
46,135 sf

Construction Cost:
Withheld upon request

Project Status:
In design