MLK / Tyler Street Family Housing

New neighborhood envisioned to join three New Haven communities

The Route 34 corridor is a long, narrow stretch of land which separates the West River, Dwight and Hill neighborhoods in New Haven. It has been the site of recent development after being vacant since the 1950s, when it was proposed to be a highway.

Kenneth Boroson Architects was contracted by a partnership of two non-profit organizations, the NHP Foundation and the West River Self Help Investment Plan (WRSHIP), to design a new neighborhood on 4.3 vacant acres. The property is bordered by Ella Grasso Boulevard, Tyler Street, Legion Avenue, and Martin Luther King Boulevard/North Frontage Road. The new community will include a total of 56 rental units and an office meeting center in 11 buildings, and street-level parking to accommodate 60 vehicles. The site is adjacent to the International Peace Garden which will be further developed in a subsequent phase.

New construction designed to meet Passive House certification

Eleven separate buildings to include 56 Apartment-style dwellings and one Community Meeting Center

4.3-acre site

Construction Cost:
To be determined

Project Status:
In design