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

A sloping hill provides dramatic views from all homes at the new 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.

Type:
New construction designed to Green Communities criteria

Program:
77 rental units and one storage building

Area:
95,000 sf (Phase 1)

Construction Cost:
$21,600,000 (Phase 1)

Project Status:
Completed in 2013

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