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11 Crown Street, Meriden

Passive House design for new construction at 11 Crown Street

The team of Kenneth Boroson Architects, Torti Gallas + Partners, and Michaels Development was selected by the City of Meriden to develop the 1.6-acre site at the intersection of Crown, Perkins, and South Colony Streets. This Transit-Oriented Development District, established in 2014, included the former office of the Record-Journal newspaper. 

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 now consists of three separate buildings. The former office building was demolished and replaced with a 4-story elevator building which includes 63 apartment-style dwellings, a parking garage, and a 5,816 sf office/conference space. Two additional buildings include a total of 18 three-story townhome units. Of the 81 total dwellings, 80% are affordable and several are accessible Type A units.

Type:
New construction designed for Passive House construction

Program:
81 dwellings in 3 separate buildings: 1 building of Apartment-style units, and 2 additional buildings of Townhome units

Area:
1.6-acre site

Construction Cost:
$22,464,000

Project Status:
Completed in 2020