Hamden Business Incubator Ribbon Cutting

Public and economic-development officials from Hamden and beyond cut the ribbon
for the region’s newest incubator/business center Monday at 496 Newhall Street.
Originally constructed in 1917 the one-time Newhall School housed some 20,000 square feet
of classroom and office space before the addition of a gymnasium in 1941 doubled the school’s
footprint. After it outlived its usefulness as a school, 496 Newhall housed a number of town
departments and services, and finally a community center, before it was shut down for good in 2004
and left derelict.
A decade ago the Hamden Economic Development Corp. began eyeing the abandoned property as a possible
future home for startup businesses that couldn’t afford a standalone facility. Today, the result
of that process is a (still) 40,000-square-foot facility that houses individual and coworking
offices spaces ranging from 650 to 4,200 square feet. PAC Group was hired to manage the renovation
project that included reuse of and additions to the existing structure including all new roofing,
new windows and doors, brick repairs, all new mechanical and electrical systems, interiors design,
and substantial site work.
Click here to see the transformation of this building as posted by the arts council of New Haven