New mixed-use apartment building opens in New Haven

The opening of Parkside at City Crossing, a four-story mixed-use building and the first completed pr… – ContributedThe opening of Parkside at City Crossing, a four-story mixed-use building and the first completed pr… – ContributedThe opening of Parkside at City Crossing, a four-story mixed-use building and the first completed pr… – ContributedThe opening of Parkside at City Crossing, a four-story mixed-use building and the first completed pr… – Contributed

NEW HAVEN — There’s new link in the Hill-to-Downtown neighborhood.

The opening of “Parkside at City Crossing” was celebrated Thursday with a look at the new four-story mixed-use building that is billed as “the first completed project of the city’s Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan.”

On hand for the ribbon cutting at 22 Gold St. were Mayor Toni N. Harp; Randy Salvatore, president and CEO of RMS Companies, the developer of the property; David Lehman, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development; Nathan Karnes, development manager for the Department of Housing; New Haven Alders Delores Colon, D-6, and David Reyes, D-5; and Serena Neal-Sanjurjo, executive director city Livable City Initiative, according to a release.

The project was designed by New Haven-based Kenneth Boroson Architects, and includes 110 apartments. “The building has a mix of one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments, tenant amenity rooms and a first-floor retail space at the corner of Gold Street and Washington Avenue,” the release said.

“This project has quickly transformed a street-level parking lot into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood,” Harp said, in the release. “It brings critical improvements to a key area of the city and advances a shared vision for a vibrant future throughout the Hill to Downtown corridor.”

The state Department of Housing provided $5 million in “Just in Time” funding for the project, allowing 30 percent of the units to be offered as affordable housing, the release said.

“With this Community Plan and the successful execution of its first phase, New Haven has created a blueprint that cities around the state can follow to turn neglected, under-utilized pockets of land into transit-oriented development that will act as a municipal asset for generations to come,” Lehman said, also in the release.

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