Hartford, CT – Amenta Emma’s project 616 New Park received the Best in Class award in the Transit Oriented Development category at the 24th Annual CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards Showcase held at The Bushnell in Hartford.
This pioneering mixed-use community, the first to be located immediately adjacent to a CTfastrak rapid transit stop in West Hartford, provides mixed income housing attractive to everyone from seniors to Millennials. The 54-unit project, with one- and two-bedroom units, is priced both at market rate and at rates attractive to a workforce earning at or below 60% of the area’s median income.
Eleven units are designated as supportive housing for veterans. The first floor is intended for retail development compatible with restaurants and shopping venues nearby.
The exterior design is simple, a blend of materials that pays homage to the neighborhood’s commercial and industrial roots. Inside, vibrant color schemes serve as wayfinding elements on each floor.
Artwork and wayfinding graphics were developed to honor Connecticut’s transportation history.