Brookside Housing Development
Brookside Housing Development
Brookside Housing Development
Brookside Housing Development
Brookside Housing Development
Brookside Housing Development
Rockview Housing Development
Rockview Housing Development

A sloping hill provides dramatic views from all homes at the award-winning Rockview neighborhood

The Rockview neighborhood is located in the northwest corner of New Haven, near Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and the town of Hamden. It is one of two communities within the West Rock Redevelopment and is managed by Elm City Communities (the Housing Authority of New Haven).

As part of the West Rock Master Plan, Kenneth Boroson Architects and Torti Gallas + Partners were retained by Michaels Development in 2006 to design a total of 433 newly constructed apartments. The development originally consisted of brick “barrack-style” buildings. When our firms were retained, many of the properties had already been demolished; the remaining units were subsequently razed.

The sloping topography of the area created a challenge. The former street infrastructure did not lend itself to a safe, walkable neighborhood and the development was enclosed with a 12-foot high fence, segregating it from the adjacent town.

New construction: Phase 1 designed to Green Communities criteria; Phase 2 are HERS-rated

Phase 1: 77 rental units and one storage building
Phase 2: 78 rental units (62 affordable and 16 market rate)

Phase 1: 95,000 sf
Phase 2: 101,201 gsf

Construction Cost:
Phase 1: $21,600,000
Phase 2: $22,300,000

Project Status:
Phase 1: Completed in 2013
Phase 2: Completed in 2020