Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse, Riverfront Recapture

Hartford, CT

Size
12,600 SF

Cost
$3 million

Completion
2002

This new boathouse is one part of Riverfront Recapture’s ongoing effort to reconnect the metro Hartford region with the Connecticut River through a network of four riverfront parks in Hartford and East Hartford. A destination for people across the region, the Boathouse provides a variety of groups seasonal access to the waterfront and year round opportunities for local gatherings and events. The first level of the 2-story structure is used to house the sculls and shells belonging to a vibrant community rowing program. A large community room on the second level accommodates functions for up to 300 people, with a grand front porch that provides visitors with breathtaking views of the Connecticut River. Due to its close proximity to the water, the boathouse is designed to allow flood waters into the lower level through a series of grates. Mechanical and electrical systems are located on the second level to avoid flood damage.

Recognition:
Associate General Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards, First Place, Commercial Category, 2006

The Real Estate Exchange Awards, Outstanding Achievement