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3 Challenges of Rehabilitating Aging Housing Units

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Building renovations are complex processes requiring many teams, lots of moving pieces, a great deal of careful thought, and a detailed plan. This is especially true when it comes to housing. However, these projects can be very worthwhile for property owners and residents. Renovation expertise will be increasingly in demand in the decades ahead. According…

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How to Improve Accessibility in a Multi-Family Housing Renovation

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It goes without saying that people with disabilities should be able to access public buildings. But to ensure that right, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. It prohibits discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications against people who have physical or mental impairments that substantially limit “major life activities,”…

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Project Share: Saint Mary Place Animation

We have produced a GIF (Graphics Interface Format) image of the exterior of Saint Mary Place. The animated file shows the exterior renovation phases of this converted historic school in New London: The existing building The removal of the fire escapes The replacement of central windows and addition of a main entrance portico The addition of…

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Adaptive Reuse: 27 Stack Street

A look at the interior of an historic silk manufacturing building conversion to affordable apartments.         AN EXISTING BUILDING This factory building was constructed in the 1890s for the processing of silk. At the time, these floor plates and structural bays were considered large, but they no longer meet modern manufacturing requirements. The building…

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Project Share: Adaptive Reuse of Historic Mill Building

This former silk manufacturing building in Middletown, CT is being converted into affordable apartments. The former loading dock annex becomes the entry to the building, with a front porch, the main office and post office boxes located there. A pedestrian walk takes you from the street to the entrance, with room for bicycles, and close…

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Gov. Malloy Announces Awards for Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing in former Catholic School in New London, Connecticut

Our historic conversion of the former Saint Mary of the Sea Catholic school to affordable apartments at Saint Mary Place is one of 8 projects awarded funds in support of affordable housing. The 1898 structure requires considerable restoration and renovation to bring the building up to code, but is well-suited to a multi-family use. The…

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