D’Amato Builders + Advisors successfully transformed the Cheney Mills Dye House, an abandoned textile mill built in 1914, into 56 beautiful affordable income apartments. In order to maintain the historical character of the building, many of the aspects of the apartments such as the ceiling beams and windows had to be exact replications of the original factory.
The restructuring of the building with special ordered lumber from the Pacific Northwest, the installation of 14′ custom windows, and extensive masonry restoration are only a few of the tasks involved in this $20 million project. D’Amato’s renovations were able to fulfill the desire for affordable and contemporary housing for low and middle income families in Eastern Connecticut.
The project was funded through the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority using a combination of Section 3 Home Funds, Federal Historic Tax Credits, and State of CT Tax credits.
Owner: Cheney Dyehouse LLC
Architect: Crosskey Architects, LLC