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5/20/21

Ribbon-Cutting Marks Opening of 18 High at New Haven Towers

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18 High at New Haven Towers Brings 132 New Luxury Apartment Units to Downtown New Haven

The ownership of New Haven Towers celebrated the opening of 18 High, a new luxury apartment building at the corner of Crown and High Streets, with a lunchtime ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. Located adjacent to the Yale Arts District, the new seven-story mixed-use building completes a residential quadrangle with the New Haven Towers in this highly desirable downtown area of the city. The building’s 132 units are currently 85% leased.

“We view 18 High at New Haven Towers as a vital and synergistic part of the City of New Haven and the educational and cultural institutions that surround our project. Its construction not only creates economic growth but strengthens the city’s quality of life. Among those who will benefit from these synergies will be our tenants who will enjoy an extraordinary lifestyle adjacent to one of the world’s finest universities,” observed Edward Anderson, Leasing Manager of New Haven Towers.

In addition to spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, 18 High offers 10,000 square feet of prime retail space on ground level to continue the vibrant pedestrian experience along Crown Street. The retail space can be easily subdivided into as many as four smaller spaces. A parking garage below grade provides tenants guaranteed spaces in a city where on-street parking remains at a premium.

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On the building’s lower floors, a central, glass-enclosed community hub anchors the new quadrangle and provides amenities for over 1500 residents in the complex. All tenants will have access to the building’s gym, lounge, co-working space, and a 5,000 square foot rooftop lounge.

The building’s design by New Haven-based Newman Architects creates a strong street presence on the corner of Crown and High Street, frames a new courtyard in concert with the two existing New Haven Towers, and extends Crown Street’s retail and restaurant corridor westward. The façade’s combination of alternating light brown brick and dark bronze metal panels harmonizes with the aesthetic of the existing towers, while the brick and glass bay forms complement the scale of townhouses across Crown Street.

“18 High brings a fresh, energized feeling to the corner of Crown and High Streets,” says A. Brooks Fisher, Newman Architects’ partner-in-charge of the project. “Our team worked hard to create a valuable, mixed-use addition to the vital urban life of its downtown neighborhood.”

The apartments feature generously scaled, loft-like windows that maximize daylight and unparalleled downtown New Haven views. Carefully designed with premium finishes including Caesarstone countertops and stainless-steel appliances, each unit also features in-unit laundry and separate heating and cooling control for maximum comfort.

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