In partnership with the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, CIL has created an office community, primarily occupied by nonprofits, that promotes efficiencies and collaboration for its member tenants. Located in the historic Charter Oak neighborhood, the building was built in 1903 by the Atlantic Screw Works, one of the many manufacturing companies that made Hartford a worldwide leader in manufacturing innovation.
CIL and the Alliance collaborated to create a space that would allow numerous nonprofit organizations to operate in a centrally located building. By sharing conference rooms and technology, each organization is able to operate more efficiently than if they rented space in a traditional commercial building. The proximity of the organizations also facilitates collaborations that might not otherwise occur. Each tenant organization signs a membership agreement with the Alliance that provides access to shared conference room spaces and technology that otherwise might not be affordable.
Atlantic Works is located adjacent to three other major CIL projects – Capewell Lofts, Capewell Townhomes, and Family Life Education Wellness Center. These four projects have transformed a key block in the Charter Oak neighborhood, serving as a link between downtown Hartford, the revitalized Front Street entertainment district, the new UConn Hartford campus, the historic Church of the Good Shepherd, and the rest of the Coltsville neighborhood, which has been given a national park designation by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
- Aquired in 2013
- Shared conference spaces & amenities
- H27 nonprofit fit-outs since acquisition
- Significant improvements include HVAC upgrades, site work, roof replacements, and the replacement of windows with historically suitable, energy-efficient models.