New Life for Historic New Haven Building

A New Haven building dating back to the Roaring Twenties is about to get a fresh start.
The Union - 205 Church St.

The Union – 205 Church St.

A New Haven, Conn. building dating back to the Roaring Twenties is about to get a fresh start.

The former Union and New Haven Trust Building at 205 Church St. will soon reopen as a luxury apartment community following a redevelopment that began in 2014, after Cooper Church LLC purchased the property from Hampshire Hotels & Resorts for $13.5 million. Renamed The Union, the 13-story building at the corner of Church and Elm Streets will now incorporate 138 rental units and a plethora of high-end amenities.

“The Union completely reinvents aesthetics and lifestyle in New Haven. On the outside, it’s a revered historical masterpiece with a signature golden cupola,” said Dan Wurtzel, president of FirstService Residential, which manages the property. “On the inside, it’s 138 amazing rental residences, a gorgeous, 24/7 attended lobby, fabulous amenities, and great views – the best of old and new in the city.”

Located in the heart of New Haven’s historic district, the 88-year-old Georgian-Colonial Revival building offers residents extensive views of the city, Yale University and the Long Island Sound. The community features one- and two-bedroom units with private terraces, washer and dryer, GE Energy Star kitchen appliances, and stone countertops. The Union also incorporates a state-of-the-art fitness center, conference and media rooms, an outdoor seating lounge, bicycle storage and repair shop, as well as a shared workspace called ‘The Guild’.

Image courtesy of The Union