Capewell Lofts

Hartford, CT

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Constructed in 1902, The Capewell Horse Nail Factory had been vacant since the mid-1980s and had fallen into significant disrepair. Previous efforts by other developers had not been successful, and there was growing fear that the building could not be preserved.

The local neighborhood revitalization committee, along with local and state elected officials, recognized that redeveloping the factory could serve to revitalize the neighborhood, bolster efforts to reinvigorate the adjacent downtown area, and serve as a link between downtown and Coltsville Heritage National Park.

Major challenges were overcome with the strong support and collaboration of EPA, CRDA, DECD, the City of Hartford, and a skilled team of designers, engineers, attorneys and contractors.

Fast Facts
  • Completed in late 2016
  • 100% occupancy by the summer of 2017
  • 72 apartments ranging in size from 665sf efficiencies to 2,400sf three-bedroom units
  • 20% of units are set-aside for households with incomes at or below the area median income.
  • LEED Gold Certified