Rowe Apartments


Rowe Apartments

New Haven, CT

Completed in 2011, the William T. Rowe (Rowe) redevelopment transformed a blighted property into high-quality housing for residents with a mix of incomes. The existing Rowe property (old Rowe) was physically distressed, required structural repairs and a complete overhaul of existing building systems. After evaluating the existing structure it became apparent the old Rowe building was not salvageable and had to be demolished. The new Rowe has been repositioned so that it maintains the sense of community established during the old Rowe’s 37-year history while still taking advantage of the positive changes occurring in the downtown area of New Haven.

The redevelopment of the Rowe Apartments consisted of the new construction of 104 units of one- and two-bedroom apartments in a nine-story building on land that is adjacent to the existing Rowe building. The adjacent property was acquired via a unique land swap agreement with the Yale-New Haven Hospital. The building also includes off-street parking for 88 vehicles, approximately 2,000 square feet of first floor retail/commercial space, and approximately 2,000 square feet of community and supportive service space. Of the building’s 104 units, 78 of them are set aside to households earning at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI). The remaining 26 units are market rate, targeted towards people working in the nearby medical district.

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Type: Mixed Income Rental
Total Development Cost: $36 million
Completed: 2011

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