New Haven mixed-use green development to open Aug. 1

July 23, 2010 10:30AM

A large private residential and retail development at 360 State Street
in Connecticut will open Aug. 1, after 21 months of  construction.
The $190 million building, at the corner of Chapel and State street in
downtown New Haven, is a mixed-use LEED Platinum property which boasts
the largest fuel cell to operate in a residential building worldwide.
The 32-story, 700,000-square-foot building — designed by Becker +
Becker Associates with financing from the Multi-Employer Property Trust
— will have 500 rental units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms
and feature 28,000 square feet of retail space. Over 20 percent of the
units are already pre-leased and the first 50 residents are scheduled
to move in next week. Building amenities include a fitness center, a
yoga studio, a screening room, a library and a rooftop pool. The
building also features what the developers call groundbreaking wireless
technology, allowing residents to track and manage their individual
electric, gas and water use in real-time through a web portal that can
be accessed through any computer or wireless phone. TRD