- In The Works
- Affordable Housing
- Play Environments
- Complete Streets
- 2018 Alice Washburn Merit Award from the CT Chapter of American Institute of Architects
- Street paved with concrete pavers
- Complete Street concept
- Sustainable planting
Gaffney Place has been transformed “into a masterpiece, championed as a blueprint of urban renewal” (Waterbury Republican, 11/23/2014). Nestled in the historic Hillside neighborhood of Waterbury, this street is short in length but important to the neighborhood pedestrian and vehicle circulation. Neighborhood Works, a non-profit housing developer, has revisioned the street to counteract years of disinvestment and urban blight.
Included in the vision is a “Complete Streets” treatment of the roadway and sidewalks with the goal of slowing traffic and making a pedestrian friendly environment. Angled parking, ornamental pavements, spherical bollards, plantings, and street furniture make this a unique asset for the downtown neighborhood, which includes the YMCA, Mattatuck Museum, Town Green, and Rowland Government Center.