A recent trend to convert former commercial space to residential dwellings will result in 106 new market-rate apartments in the heart of the theatre district in downtown New Haven, Connecticut.
A six-story office condominium known as LoRicco Tower will be converted to 34 apartments and amenity spaces, with unit size ranging from studios to two-bedroom. An adjacent lot will be the site of a seven-story addition accommodating 72 units in a mix of studios and one-bedroom apartments, with approximately 3,000 sf of retail at street level.
The design of the new building will complement the Art Deco office building which was originally constructed in 1929 and previously served as a theatre. It is part of the Chapel Street Historic District, a five-block section of the city which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Reserved parking will be available on site and in nearby garages.
The project has received unanimous approval from New Haven’s City Plan Commission.
Adaptive reuse and new construction
106 market-rate apartments in two mid-rise buildings
106,292 sf (total, including retail)
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