Jonathan Rose Companies
West Rock Redevelopment Plan
New Haven, Connecticut

Jonathan Rose Companies provided master planning, program management and financial consultation services to The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven for the redevelopment of the West Rock residential neighborhood.

Located on more than 200 acres of wetlands, four public housing projects in the West Rock neighborhood are situated near the second largest park in Connecticut and are bordered by New Haven’s largest University. In part due to lack of retail and appropriate access to public transportation, the 743 ‘barracks-style’ housing units built in the 1950’s became severely dilapidated and the site’s natural amenities overlooked. Instead of being the serene, green neighborhood that was once envisioned, the area became isolated, impoverished and ultimately abandoned.

The redevelopment plan created by the Jonathan Rose Companies team utilized a placemaking approach to transform the blighted neighborhood into a traditional, mixed-income New England village centered on a town green. The plan includes reintroduction of a traditional street pattern with pedestrian trails and bike ways along with the reclamation of wetlands and the reintroduction of natural open space.

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Firm Role
Program Manager / Planner

Project Profile
Redevelopment of public housing into a mixed-income and mixed-use neighborhood

Project Team
Urban Design: Urban Design Associates
Civil Engineers: Diversified Technology Consultants

Total Project Size / Budget
212 acres / $60 million