New Canaan, Connecticut
Amenta Emma’s current design involves the demolition of all units currently located at Canaan Parish and the new development of approximately 100 units of affordable and Market Rate housing, and on-site office / clubhouse. The redevelopment plan will include phasing or other measures to minimize the off-site relocation of existing residents. The total square footage is approximately 130,000 sf and the construction budget is approximately $30M. The Owner is seeking 4% tax credits from CHFA.
The Design Concept for the new development focuses on a central courtyard enclosed by two opposing L shaped 4 story apartment buildings with openings at the corners framing views to the lake and woodland beyond. Elegant overhangs at the roof give the building a friendly residential character and a stone base at the parking level helps to break down the scale and reduce the height.