Newhall Neighborhood Revitalization
Buchanan Architects, LLC
90 Crown Street, New Haven CT, 06510
Tel: (203) 787-4896 Fax: (203) 787-2660
This is a two year-long study for the town of Hamden CT, for a plan to be undertaken as part of a neighborhood wide removal of contaminated soil.
Over 300 homes and the former Hamden Middle School were built on wetlands, filled with a combination of landfill and slag from a nearby munitions plant.
With Vita Novae and the Regional Growth Partnership, we worked closely with community and civic leaders and with affected residents to create a revitalization plan for reuse of the Middle School and for the improvement of the neighborhood infrastructure. The plan involved the design of sustainable systems to improve storm drainage, with streetscape and landscape improvements to recapture the character and quality of the neighborhood.