Location: Hamden, Connecticut
Client: Whitney Center
Planning began in 2006 to revise previous plans for major independent living addition and healthcare facility replacement. An initial phase was designed to include the addition of 88 apartments in a new seven-story building; a 218-seat Cultural Arts Center, a bistro/marketplace and expanded and redesigned main dining room, new parking garage, and a glass-walled interior promenade called Main Street that includes an art gallery, salon/spa, and expanded library. The marketing program began in 2008 and concluded with the financing in December 2009 through the issuance of $89 million in tax-exempt bonds. The project was completed in October 2011.