Gaffney Place, named after one of Connecticut’s most successful builders, John Gaffney, is the first phase of NeighborWorks New Horizons revitalization project of Waterbury’s Hillside Historic District.
Gaffney Street has been transformed “into a masterpiece, championed as a blueprint of urban renewal” (Waterbury Republican, 11/23/2014). The QA+M Architecture, Quicquaro Architecture, and TO Design team worked closely with non-profit housing developer to develop one of the first “shared streets” concepts in the State of Connecticut.
The new Gaffney Place street-scape provided the setting for the reconstruction and painstaking restoration of five historic structures. Our team spent several weeks studying the Queen Anne architecture approach in order to accurately recreate the picturesque style.
Our team redesigned the street-scape to create a linear courtyard including angled parking, ornamental pavements, spherical bollards, plantings, and street furniture.