Case Studies

Goodwin College Master Plan

East Hartford, CT

  • The Goodwin College physical expansion and program evolution is happening in immediate proximity to the Capitol Region’s primary interchange, with opportunities such as Connecticut SR-2 running through the center of campus holdings. While not walkable from the Hartford train station, there are secondary means of transport from the station to the campus as well as ongoing conversations to realign existing bus lines to the new campus front door on Riverside Drive.
  • At the point where the bus delivers “off-campus” circulation, the new campus master plan developed in conjunction with GOMANYORK provides for a variety of on campus circulation services.
  • An on-campus trolley which circulates not just around campus but to the college’s East Hartford satellite buildings as well. The trolley is available to transport students, faculty, and staff to campus buildings. There will be an on-campus trolley station at the off-campus bus stop to provide smooth transition from public service to the campus shuttle system. Also housed in this “transit station” will be one of the numerous “Goodwin bike” checkout stations connecting users to the on-campus bike paths as well as the adjacent river walk.

Metro North – Shoreline East – Hartford Commuter Line

TOD Study for South Central Regional Council of Governments

  • This study involved identifying new TOD sites in proximity to 11 proposed or renovated train stations in the vicinity of New Haven, Connecticut including New Haven’s Union and State Street Stations. GOMANYORK’s study detailed the development potential for various underutilized sites proximate to the stations and we identified the types of development that were feasible for each of these locations.
  • Goman+York combined real-time data analysis for the gap and needs assessment of each site and our brokerage team helped to identify current real estate market conditions and opportunities. The study was done in collaboration with Fitzgerald & Halliday as the lead consultant to South Central Regional Council of Governments.

Preliminary Market Feasibility Analysis of Brewster, NY For A TOD

Brewster, NY

  • GOMANYORK was engaged to provide a preliminary study examining the market capacity and rental/sale parameters for the development of approximately 800-1000 new multi-family and/or condominium housing units in Brewster, New York.
  • GOMANYORK’s review of the development trends, absorption rates and the characteristics of the specific market trade areas proved instructive with regards to developing a reasonable estimate for the number of residential units which can be sold or leased.
  • GOMANYORK also conducted a review of available housing within the applicable trade area; identifying several projects which we consider to be directly competitive and which we believe are reflective of the tenant profile sought in this project.

Former Hendey Machine Company Plant

Torrington, CT

  • The Hendey Machine Company was established in the 1800’s to produce high quality precision machine tools such as lathes, shapers and milling machines. The history of Connecticut’s machine industries are evidenced in the buildings – their rise to a peak during WWII and then the slow decline to the current day, now characterized by vacant, deteriorating or largely underutilized facilities.
  • The Torrington CT Historic Preservation Trust requested a Market Feasibility Analysis and Redevelopment Recommendations. GOMANYORK identified opportunities for redevelopment, preservation and restoration of the property as a productive asset for the community, a developer or new owner. We were tasked with integrating this project with broader plans underway in the City of Torrington and specifically with the Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to utilize a portion of the site as a bus depot, maintenance and administrative facility that may evolve into a transportation hub.
  • Goman +York provided the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust with creative and innovative, but more so, practical and achievable strategies to accomplish its goal of preserving the site and restoring it to productive uses.

Historic Train Station Re-use Analysis

Windsor Locks, CT

  • The historic train station in Windsor Locks, Connecticut served for many years as a key transportation asset in a thriving mill town. It ceased to serve its originally intended purpose in the 1970s and since that time, it has suffered the wear and tear of the elements and vandalism. Working with Crosskey Architects, GOMANYORK developed a clear plan for the restoration and reuse of the building as a collaborative work space. We engaged with elected official, town staff and the community and we identified a need for improved support of entrepreneurship and small business enterprises. We also stressed an imperative for the town to recruit and retain a younger demographic and to otherwise facilitate the brand, productivity and overall success of businesses. Collaboration space would play a role in creating an active, more pedestrian-friendly and socially connected community. And all of this could be part of a transit oriented development given plans to restore upgraded train service connecting Windsor Locks to Hartford, New Haven and the entire northeast corridor.
WL Train

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services

Newington, CT

  • Newington is well located being less than a 20 minute drive from Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford.
    GOMANYORK is tasked with providing CCSHS with a thorough understanding of the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the trade area for the Cedar Mountain Commons/Jefferson House. Through the provision of a preliminary market analysis we provide recommendations regarding possible expansion and redevelopment potential for the site. Our study includes an examination of the service offering at the CCSHS facility in Southington, CT to determine successful programs that can be implemented in to the Cedar Mountain/ Jefferson house facility. Additionally, we are monitoring the pulse on likely market responses to specific service offerings.

Collinsville Axe Factory

Collinsville, CT

  • GOMANYORK has played a central role in the economic feasibility, design, entitlements, capital raise and implementation of a mixed use development plan for this complex of mill buildings which is an essential part of the identity of the community. We are currently working on raising the capital necessary to begin the redevelopment process.  As part of our work, we have been instrumental in the creation of a Private Placement Memorandum and contact with suitable Accredited Investors.
  • This is a unique site adjacent to a historic waterway, and adjacent to a unique New England village that has become a significant node of food & beverage and arts & entertainment businesses. Upon completion, the project will consist of approximately 140 mixed income housing units and 160,000 square feet of commercial space. The commercial space will be occupied by retail, restaurant and compatible uses consistent with the focus on the creative class